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Library membership is free to all residents of Massachusetts and non-resident taxpayers with a valid form of identification. Children of any age may receive their own card upon request of a parent or guardian. Individuals who do not reside in Massachusetts may apply for a library card with valid identification. An annual donation of $10.00 is requested of individuals not residing in Massachusetts who wish to obtain a card. Your Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) library card may be used at over 26 libraries on Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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Books and magazines are loaned for 2 weeks.
DVDs are loaned for 1 week.
Audiobooks are loaned for 2 weeks.
Music CDs are loaned for 2 weeks.
Loan periods for Express items, or non-reservable copies of popular titles in fiction and non-fiction, are as follows:
Yes, the library offers 3 options for internet access:
The fee for printing materials from the library's computers or personal devices is 15 cents per page.
The Library Trustees set policy for the library. Management of the library is the responsibility of the Library Director. The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 pm in the Trustees Room of the library.
The Marion Craine Gallery may be booked by members of the public, non-profits and local organizations for the purpose of holding meetings, presenting lectures, concerts, readings and other programs. Artists may also apply to show their works in the gallery.
The Quiet Study Room may be used by individuals or small groups who need a private space in which to work or confer.
The Cape Cod Room may be used by book clubs and writing groups.
Use of the meeting rooms must comply with library policies, which may be found on the library website. Applications may be obtained at the circulation desk or online.
Snow Library leads a monthly book group, The First Tuesday Book Club, which meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 3 pm in the Cape Cod Room. Selections alternate between non-fiction and fiction, with the library director leading non-fiction discussions and the assistant director leading fiction.
The title of the following month's selection is announced at each meeting and posted on the announcement board in the front lobby, as well as on the website and the library's Facebook page. Recent fiction selections include classic titles such as "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather and "The Waves" by Virginia Woolf, and contemporary novels such as "Early Work" by Andrew Martin and "The Ensemble" by Aja Gabel. Recent non-fiction titles include "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery, "Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel, and "The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs" by Steve Brusatte.
Bring your request to the Reference Desk and our reference librarians will be happy to search and request any item. The reference search will encompass much more than the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network.
The library owns 1 reader, which may be used for both microfilm and microfiche.
The reference librarians will be happy to assist in searching and placing a request for items that are not found in the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network. The requested item will be delivered to Snow Library and you may be notified by phone or email.
Materials may be reserved by phone, in person and online.
Materials may be renewed over the phone, in person or online. Items that have been requested by other patrons may not be renewed.
From the Sagamore Bridge, take the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6 East) to Exit 12 (Orleans-Brewster exit). Take a right coming off the exit (Route 6A-East). Take a right at the second stoplight (Main Street). The library will be on your right immediately past a bank and the Friends Market. View a map.