Library Services

How to get a Library Card

Cards may be issued to any resident of Massachusetts who present proof of valid address (license, ID, or mail at current address.) A parent or legal guardian must sign application form for any child under age 16.

Out of state residents who do not own property, or who do not work in Massachusetts have the option of paying $55 for a library card that is honored at all SAILS libraries, or, being issued a free library card that can only be used for borrowing in Dighton.

Temporary cards are available for those people who have never been issued a library card before. Use this card for the Overdrive eBook and audiobook collections and for placing holds on the physical collection. Then, come in to the Library with your ID to make your card a permanent one. Apply for the temporary card here.

Loan Periods

New Adult Fiction2 weeksNo limit$.05 per day
All Adult Nonfiction & Older Adult Fiction4 weeksNo limit $.05 per day
All Children's and Young Adult Books4 weeksNo limit$.05 per day
Magazines2 weeksNo limit$.05 per day
Audiobooks & Music (cassettes, CDs and Playaways)2 weeksNo limit$.05 per day
Movies 1 weekNo limit$.25 per day
Televison series2 weeks No limit$.25 per day
Kits2 weeksNo limit$.05 per day
Games (Wii, Nintendo DS, XBOX 360 & Kinect, Playstation 2 & 3)1 weekLimit of 2 per family$1.00 per day
  • All items are renewable for one additional loan period.
  • Most items can be returned at any SAILS member library. However, games MUST be returned to the Dighton Public Library.

Mobile App

The new SAILS mobile app allows you to manage your library account with your iPhone or Droid phone, with free apps from the app stores.

Pay Your Library Fees Online
You are able to use their credit or debit cards to make fines and fees payments, all through the library’s catalog at any time, day or night.  Those payments will be posted in real time to patrons’ accounts.

Patrons will need their library card and PIN numbers to log into the catalog and retrieve details of their library account. They will be able to see their balance, select items to pay, and securely charge their credit card. There is a $.50 credit card processing fee per transaction not per individual fine paid.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), is an information security standard that organizations handling cardholder data must adhere to when developing products that collect this information. There are several requirements under the standard, and meeting them can be difficult and costly.  The new service meets the PCI DSS standard and current state privacy regulations, as well as the security requirements of every major card processor and financial institution.  SAILS Library network and the Dighton Public Library do not collect or store any personal information or credit or debit card processing data.

Reaching Out

Library services are available at Lincoln Village the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month for all Dighton residents over 60 and all residents of Lincoln Village.

Delivery services are available to Dighton residents who are unable to get to the Library. Please call the Library at 508-669-6421 for more information, or to arrange a visit.

Fax, Copy, Print & Internet

The Library offers photocopying and printing for $.10 per page for black & white copies and $.25 per page for color copies.

Outgoing fax service is available for a fee of $1.00 for the first page and $.25 for each additional page.

Free Internet service is available with a library card. Wi-Fi is also available.

Dighton Public Library’s Computer Use Policy