Sherborn Library Services and Resources
Minuteman Library Network
Membership in this consortium of 43 area libraries with resource sharing and interlibrary loan.
Membership in the Commonwealth Catalog allows resource sharing beyond the Network and across Massachusetts. Users can access CommCat directly via the Minuteman Catalog and requests will be delivered to his or her home library. Click here to search the Commonwealth Catalog.
There are numerous State provided databases we enjoy as well those shared by Minuteman Network Libraries. Click here for a complete list of databases, and a description of each.
Additionally, there are electronic resources that the Library has for the exclusive use of Sherborn residents.
Exclusive OverDrive Advantage Titles
Consumer Reports Online
Mango Language Learning
HeritageQuest Family Histories
Zinio Digital Magazines
Freegal downloadable music
The Friends of the Sherborn Library fund our museum pass program. Passes provide reduced admission fees to these area museums:
Discovery Museums in Acton
Garden in the Woods / New England Wildflower Society in Framingham
Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boylston
DeCordova Museum in Lincoln
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Children’s Museum in Boston
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
New England Aquarium in Boston
Museum of Science in Boston
For more information about the Library's museum pass program, and to reserve passes, click here.
The General Collection:
The Sherborn Library Collection includes approximately 50,000 items in a wide variety of formats. Patrons can check out traditional materials such as books, movies, music, audiobooks and large print books. We also circulate Kindles, Playaways and Playaway Launchpads, puzzles, games, popular and scholarly magazines, video games and graphic novels. A rare book and local history collection are available in-house, as well as many documents and reports of the town and schools.
The Library hosts periodic book discussions that are open to anyone who has read the current selection. Contact the Public Services Librarian at
or at 508-653-0770 for information about upcoming book discussions.
Adult and Children’s Programs:
The Library offers a wide variety of special programs and events for all ages. A complete listing of all events can be seen here.
Recurring children’s events include Lego Drop-ins, Storytimes, Littlebits Electronic Fun, and Parent / Child Coloring. Click here for a printable list.
Recurring events and clubs for adults include a Mah Jongg Group, Cribbage Club, Genealogy Club, Supervised Bridge Games, and an Adult Coloring Group. Click here for a printable list.
Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults
Kids and Teens can sign up at the Library or online here and earn prizes.
Adults can participate (and also win prizes!) by completing a very brief book review, which can be downloaded here.
Area civic groups may reserve meeting space in either the conference room or basement theater. Rooms are often requests by Girl and Boy Scout Troups, Garden Clubs, Dollars for Scholars, etc.
Browse a calendar of events here. To reserve a room, call 508.653.0770.
Reference and Research Services:
Call 508.653.0770 or email
For students seeking to fulfill required community service hours, or for adults wishing to make a contribution. Many types of volunteer work available. Contact Donna Bryant at
to inquire, or call 508.653.0770
Wi-Fi / Internet
Maker Space with a 3-D Printer
Rumpus Room for active play