SAILS Library Network
The SAILS Library Network, formerly Southeastern Automated Integrated Library Services, is a non-profit library consortium of 72 member libraries in 40 communities located throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. SAILS was founded in 1995 to link the ABLE and SEAL library networks, which were later dissolved into SAILS in 2000. The network provides library patrons with access to check out and return items at member libraries, interlibrary loans through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' Commonwealth Catalog, mobile app access, and access to electronic collections (including OverDrive). Member libraries are provided customized online catalog services, digital collections storage, internet and telecommunications services, email and Google Apps accounts for library staff, access to SirsiDynix software, and staff training.
|Type||Nonprofit organization, Library consortium|
|72 member libraries|
Approximately 70 percent of funding for SAILS comes from dues from member libraries, with the remaining portion coming from government subsidies and grants. In fiscal year 2017, the network's 463,000 patrons checked out almost 3.6 million items, worth an estimated $44 million. Deliveries of materials between member libraries and other library networks in Massachusetts through an interlibrary loan program are made by the Massachusetts Library System located in Waltham. Member libraries must maintain certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to remain in the network. The network uses SirsiDynix integrated library system (ILS) for staff function workflows: acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ILL, and serials as well as for their patron's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). The libraries provide access to reference databases, digital libraries, access to free music online, museum passes, genealogy, workshops, and other free services that vary from each location. In 2018, the network introduced automatic renewals on most items.
- Acushnet Public Library
- Guildford H. Hathaway Public Library (Assonet)
- Attleboro Public Library
- Berkley Public Library (Massachusetts)
- Bridgewater Public Library
- Carver Public Library
- Dartmouth - North Dartmouth Library
- Dartmouth - Southworth Library
- Dighton Public Library
- East Bridgewater Public Library
- James White Memorial Library (East Freetown)
- Ames Free Library (Easton)
- The Millicent Library (Fairhaven)
- Fall River Main
- Fall River South
- Boyden Library (Foxboro)
- Holmes Public Library (Halifax)
- Hanson Public Library
- Lakeville Public Library
- Mansfield Public Library
- Elizabeth Taber Library (Marion)
- Mattapoisett Free Public Library
- Middleborough Public Library
- New Bedford Bookmobile
- Casa da Saudade Library (New Bedford)
- Howland-Green Library (New Bedford)
- Lawler Library (New Bedford)
- New Bedford Main Library
- Wilks Library (New Bedford)
- Norfolk Public Library
- Richards Memorial Library (North Attleboro)
- Norton Public Library
- Pembroke Public Library
- Plainville Public Library
- Plympton Public Library
- Raynham Public Library
- Blanding Public Library (Rehoboth)
- Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library (Rochester, Massachusetts)
- SAILS Headquarters
- Seekonk Public Library
- Somerset Public Library
- Swansea Public Library
- Taunton Public Library
- Spinney Memorial Branch Library (Wareham
- Wareham Free Library
- West Bridgewater Public Library
- Westport Free Public Library
- Fiske Public Library (Wrentham)
- Anna Ware Jackson Elementary (Plainville)
- Attleboro High School
- Beatrice H Wood Elementary School (Plainville)
- Beckwith Middle School (Rehoboth)
- Bristol Community College Taunton
- Bristol Community College Attleboro Center
- Bristol Community College Fall River campus
- Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus
- Cardinal Spellman High School (Brockton)
- Dighton Elementary School
- Dighton Middle School
- Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School (Dighton)
- B.M.C. Durfee High School (Fall River)
- East Bridgewater Central School
- East Bridgewater High School
- Gordon W. Mitchell School (East Bridgewater)
- John J. Ahern Middle School (Foxborough)
- Foxborough High School
- American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons
- New Bedford High School
- Freeman Kennedy School (Norfolk)
- H. Olive Day School (Norfolk)
- Palmer River Elementary School (Rehoboth)
- George R. Martin Elementary School (Seekonk, Massachusetts)
- Mildred H. Aitken Elementary School (Seekonk, Massachusetts)
- Seekonk High School
- Seekonk Middle School
- Somerset Berkley Regional High School
- Southeastern Regional School District
- Delaney Elementary School (Wrentham)
- Roderick Elementary School (Wrentham)
- "About Us". SAILS Library Network. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax" (PDF). 27 August 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.,
- "SAILS Membership Manual" (PDF). SAILS Library Network. November 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
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- "Participants". Commonwealth Catalog. Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "New Bedford library accessible with mobile app". The Standard-Times. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
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- Winokoor, Charles (2 July 2017). "Taunton Public Library is 'more than just books'". Taunton Gazette. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- Conrad, Debby; Lessner, Laurie (October 2002). "S.A.I.L.S. Library Network: Charting a Course into the 21st Century". Computers in Libraries. 22 (9): 22. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "Statistics". SAILS Library Netowork. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "SAILS Library Network FY '17 Accomplishments" (PDF). SAILS Library Network. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "Value of Service". SAILS Library Network. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "MLS Delivery- Index of Resources", http://www.masslibsystem.org/, October 19, 2011.
- Barnes, Jennette (1 June 2013). "Library regains network benefits - The Boston Globe". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Botelho, Jessica A.; Maradiaga, Frank (8 January 2019). "Library books automatically renew in Southern New England". NBC 10 News. WJAR.