Reserving & Renewing

To obtain a free library card:
Anyone may obtain a card from Abbot Library, no matter where you live. If you're an adult, all you need is official identification (e.g. driver's license, student ID) and/or a bill from a utility company showing your home address. There is no age limit for a child to obtain a card. Simply present the required identification and a card will be given to you on the spot.

Accessing Your Account Via the Internet
Once you have a card, you may obtain a "Password" so that you can view your own library record from the Library catalog computers, the public PCs with Internet access or any PC anywhere with Internet access. Once you have the ability to view your account, you can:

  • Reserve books or other materials from any NOBLE library to be delivered to your NOBLE library of choice.
  • Tell when your reserve is available for pickup.
  • View the list of items you have checked out.
  • Renew the items you have checked out.
  • View your unpaid fines.
  • View the list of items you have on hold (reserve).
  • Cancel your holds (reserves).

Reserving and Renewals by Phone
The Library staff will always be pleased to reserve or renew books and other materials for you. To renew an item please call the Library's Main Desk at 781-631-1481 Ext. 201.

To reserve an item please call the reference desk at 781-631-1481 Ext. 213.

But, you may find it easier and more convenient to renew your library material online. To do so you need to receive a "Password" from the circulation desk and with your library card number you can sign onto the NOBLE catalog and access your account.
Noble Catalog Site

Renew Items
You can renew any checked out items provided:
-the item has not reached the maximum number of renewals
-no one else has reserved the item
-renewals are allowed on that item