Interlibrary Loan

Minuteman Network Transfer

Maynard is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 35 public libraries and 7 academic libraries in the Metrowest area. Most items owned by Minuteman libraries are shared between libraries and can be requested online. Some items, such as newer DVDs and reference books however, are not requestable. The item will be shipped to the Minuteman library of your choice. There is no charge for this service. To search the catalog, click here.

Requesting Items from Outside Massachusetts

If you cannot find the item in either the Minuteman Network or through the Virtual Catalog, we may still be able to get the item outside of MA. Please e-mail the Reference Department at with as much information about the item as you have (especially helpful are title, author, and ISBN number if available).


Massachusetts Virtual Catalog

If you are not able to find something in the Minuteman Catalog, it may be available from another Massachusetts library in another network that participates in the Virtual Catalog. There is no fee to request items through the Virtual Catalog. To search, click here.

Magazine and Journal Articles

The Boston Public Library can obtain magazine and journal articles that are not available through the databases of the Minuteman Library Network. Most articles will be sent to you via e-mail as a PDF file or printed. The only charge for this service is $.10/page if you print it at the library.

Please give us as complete a citation as possible for the article you're requesting. Contact the Reference Department in-person, at 978-897-1010 x103, or by e-mail at