Borrowing Limits & Loan Periods

Borrowing Limits

As a first-time borrower, you may check out two items. On subsequent visits, the Hazen Memorial Library, as part of the C/W MARS library network, allows a cardholder in good standing to have up to 50 items checked out at one time, with the following limits:

Limits # Items
First Time Borrowers 2
Videos (VHS) per household 15
DVDs per household 5
Audiobooks on CD 5


Loan Periods

Books and Audio Recordings 3 weeks
DVD, VHS movies 7 days
Magazines 7 days
Museum Passes Overnight

Summer Reading

Sign up Online for Summer Reading! Every Hero Has a Story for grades K-5, Unmask! for grades 6 -12 and Escape the Ordinary for adults ages 18 and older.

Events, prizes, story hours, weekly programs, a reading club and more. Register in the program to be eligible to win weekly prizes, grand prizes will be awarded at our Grand Finale in August. Select the program tab for your age group and sign up online today!


Our summer reading program is funded by the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library, Bemis Associates, the Trustees of the Hazen Memorial Library, the Shirley Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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