Loan Periods and Overdue Charges


1 Week

  • DVDs and Blu-rays (Feature Films)
  • Video Games
  • Speed Read and Quick Reads Books

2 Weeks

  • Adult New Books
  • Summer Reading List Books
  • Playviews
  • Kindles
  • iPads and Launchpads
  • Special Equipment (Kill-a-Watt energy monitors, etc.)

3 Weeks

  • Adult, Teen and Juvenile Books (except Adult New Books, Summer Reading Lists Books, Speed Read and Quick Reads Books)
  • DVDs and Blu-rays (except Feature Films)
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Media Kits

DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS (eBooks, eAudiobooks, Video, Music)

Downloadable content is provided through several sources.  Loan periods and renewals vary by source and/or material type.  Materials are returned automatically and no fines are charged.


  • Most items may be renewed once if there are no outstanding requests. There are no renewals on the following items:
    • Speed Read and Quick Reads Books
    • New DVDs and Blu-rays (Feature Films or TV Series owned three months or less)
    • iPads


  • Most items may be requested by any patron, with the exception of Speed Read and Quick Reads Books. Video Games, iPads, Kindles, Launchpads, Playviews and equipment, such as Kill-a-Watt energy monitors, may be requested by Sudbury residents for Sudbury pick up only.


  • Kindles, iPads, Launchpads and Playviews borrowed from Goodnow must be returned to the Circulation Desk at Goodnow. They should never be placed in the book drops. There will be a $5 fee assessed for returning any of these items through the book drops.
  • Video Games must be returned directly to the Goodnow Library and not to any other library.
  • All other items may be put in the book drops or returned to any Minuteman library.


Type of Item


Any item that is lost or returned in unusable condition will be billed to the patron at the price listed in the catalog. If there is no price in the catalog, a default price (based on the type of material) will be assessed.

  • The determination of the usability of the item will be made by the supervisor of the department at the owning library to which the item was assigned. Goodnow cannot make the decision for other libraries’ materials.
  • NO REFUNDS will be made under any circumstances, so please raise any concerns before payment is made.
  • Payment for lost or damaged items will be accepted only. No replacement copies will be accepted.

For the complete circulation policy, please visit our Policies page.

My Account

My account is the place for you to place holds, renew eligible items, keep track of your requests and checked out items, pay fines and more. Access it here!