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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Hadley's library a member of the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing network (C/WMARS)?
Yes. Hadley has been a member for many years. As of January 25, 2011, Hadley began officially circulating within the system. This major accomplishment allows patrons with C/WMARS cards to order items from home and have them delivered to Hadley or other convenient libraries.

How long do items circulate?
In general, movies circulate for one week and most books circulate for three weeks. The Library maintains a small selection of best sellers that can be borrowed for 7 Days and are available on a first-come/first-served basis.  

Does the library charge overdue fines?
As of June 2016 the Goodwin Library no longer charges fines for returned Hadley items (with the exception of eReaders and Museum Passes). When borrowing items from the Goodwin Library, please understand the following policies regarding fees and fines. While the Library no longer collects fines for overdue items, fines will still appear in your library record when an item becomes overdue. the Evergreen automated library system utilizes the standard accruals for various library items (generally $.10/day for a book and $1/day for a DVD). When a borrower's account reaches the blocking threshold of $10 that patron's account will be frozen until the issue is resolved. When late items are returned, fines accrued for items owned by Hadley will be waived. Fines for overdue items belonging to other libraries will NOT be waived.  

In lieu of fines, patrons are welcome to make small donations to the Friends of the Goodwin Memorial Library. A jar will be placed on the counter for this purpose. Larger gifts to the Library are always welcome – Please see the Library Donation Policy for more information.  For more information, please read the complete Fines & Fees policy:

How can I find information about what books are in the Goodwin Library?
Most of our books and videos are listed in the CWMARS catalog. Go to to search for items. Or come to the library and use the online catalog. We are here to help you.

How do I renew my items online?
Log in to your account at using your bar code number and password (pin).  In the "Items Checked Out" tab, select all items that you would like to renew.  Make sure that "Renew Selected Titles" is displayed in the drop down menu above your list of current items checked out and hit the "Go" button.  

Can I borrow books from other libraries and pick them up at Hadley?
Yes! You can order items directly with your C/WMARS card and password, via the consortium catalog. You can do this from any place you have internet access -- including, of course, the library. Alternatively, the library can order items for you. For your convenience, we receive deliveries from other libraries on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

How do I make a donation to the Goodwin Library?
There are several ways to make a charitable contribution to the Goodwin Library.  To support capital improvements to the Library, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the Hadley Library Fund. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and will be used to make improvements to current and future Library facilities/services in Hadley.  


The Library is glad to receive direct monetary gifts to enhance services and collections as well as gifts in memory of a loved one.  All monetary donations which the Library may receive by gift or bequest shall be administered by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the provision of such gift or bequest.  Contributions which are received without written indications of a specific restriction will be treated as unrestricted. The Director will set up office procedures for receiving and acknowledging all contributions and maintaining accounting and donor records.  The complete Donation Policy can be viewed here:

Donation Management Policy.pdf

For more information please contact the Director of the Library, Patrick Borezo at 413-584-7451 or by email (  

The Friends of the Goodwin Memorial Library also accepts donations in order to support enhancements to services and programming at the Library.  Contact Friends President Sharon Andres ( for more information.

Does the Library have a Collection Development Policy?
The Goodwin Memorial Library's Collection Development Policy can be viewed here:

2015 Collection Development Policy.pdf

Is there a local history collection at the Library?
Yes. We are working to restore, re-house, and re-catalog our historical collection. This project includes preserving books with coverings or boxes, putting our collection online, and moving the books to a more useful location. This effort is being assisted by local history consultants and library school volunteers.

Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: (413) 584-7451