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Library Policies

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Only service animals are permitted in Brennan Library.

Unattended minors

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a guardian. Anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed access to the Brennan Library computers.

Public computer access

Adult guests in the library can use library computers by asking for a guest login at the front desk. Photo ID is required. Priority for computer use is first given to the Lasell community, and there is a two-hour time limit per day for guest computer logins. Guests cannot print at Brennan Library, but they can use the copy machine.

Noise in the library

The first floor of the library is for collaborative study. Patrons can talk and work together, and short cell phone calls (generally under five minutes) are permitted on this floor.

The second floor of the library is for quieter study. Patrons should work independently and keep any talking to a lower volume. Cell phone calls of any length are not permitted on this floor. The group study rooms on the second floor are for collaborative study, but patrons should be respectful of those studying outside of the rooms (which are not soundproof) and refrain from playing loud music or videos.


The library is not accepting any donations. Please contact the Auburndale Community Library or the Friends of the Newton Public Library with any donation inquiries.

Circulation policies

For circulation policies, including loan periods and fine policies, please see the Borrowing page.

Archives policies

For Winslow Archives’ policies, please see the Archives Policies page.