The Minuteman Library Network
The Sherborn Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a resource-sharing consortium of 36 public and 8 college libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.   Any Massachusetts resident can acquire a MLN card.

Sherborn residents can borrow materials from lending libraries nation-wide.   Materials with the MLN network arrive in Sherborn within a few business days.   Materials borrowed outside MLN will take longer.   Patrons can request materials directly from the MLN catalog and select the Sherborn Library as the pick-up location.  

 The Commonwealth Catalog

The Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat) allows Minuteman Library Network patrons to borrow books, audiobooks and films from libraries across Massachusetts.  When a Minuteman Library doesn’t have an item, patrons can use the Commonwealth Catalog to search and request items from libraries all over the state.  If the item is currently available within the Minuteman Network, the Commonwealth Catalog will redirect patrons to the Minuteman catalog.  Patrons can access ComCat directly from the Minuteman Catalog home page.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)
MBLC is the agency of state government responsibile for organizing, developing, coordinating and improving library services in Massachusetts. The MBLC site includes a MA Library directory and access to many online databases. Use your Sherborn Library card number to access electronic resources.

Boston Public Library
Any Massachusetts resident can acquire a BPL card. BPL eCards can be issued remotely, allowing the holder to access many electronic resources, including audiobook downloads.

Accessing Other Resources

The Sherborn Library can facilitate requests for library materials outside Massachusetts through the Massachusetts Library System, the state's interlibrary loan center.   

The Library can also assist in the aquisition of legal documents and state law information using the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries.

Scholarly journal and other articles that are from subscription-based online platforms can be acquired by the Library's request to the Boston Public Library's Document Delivery Service.