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Adult Services


Adult Learners:
Do you know someone who would like to earn
a high school equivalency diploma (HiSet, formerly GED),
or improve speaking and reading English?
Refer them to the Mattapoisett Library!
A.L.L.  Adults Learning at the Library
is an adult literacy program that offers free,
one-on-one tutoring in test prep, languages,
computers, and basic budget and money skills.
Call the library or email
for more information.
The main floor of the library serves adults and young adults.  Fiction and non-fiction collections, including special collections for young adult fiction and graphic novels are featured.  The collection also consists of many periodicals and audiovisual materials.  The library holds many books on CD and audiocassette, DVDs and videos, music CDs, and Playaways (individual titles on MP3 players).  Come in and browse!
In addition, there is an up-to-date reference collection in the north wing to assist patrons with information needs.  Our adult services staff is ready to assist you. Full text journal and magazine articles are included in the library's databases.  Also included are newspapers, reference books and links to web resources, and patrons may access all this from home with a SAILS library card, or from within the library.  The staff is eager to assist patrons in search of materials, whether browsing for a novel, researching for a paper, or finding information on a particular question or concern.
Sometimes navigating the library can seem daunting at first. All staff members can give you a tour and help you find your way to the information or books you are looking for.
The circulation staff will help with new or lost library cards, museum passes, or other questions regarding library materials or meeting room space.
It is very important that each person have a library card in good standing and only use his or her own library card. This is for your own protection and for the locating of library materials, and this is library network policy as well as the policy of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library.  Patrons should present their own library card for each transaction and for using the Internet.  Library cards may be left at the desk for convenience.
To apply for a library card, fill out an application at the main desk and present photo identification.  Anyone 5 years old and over may have a library card with proper identification.  Parents/ guardians are responsible for the materials checked out on a minor child's library card.