Library Policies

    Borrowing Policy

    Books are checked out for a 2-week period, except for project books. Students may return and exchange books every day from 8:30-8:45 and 3:15-3:30. A book may be renewed if it is not on reserve for someone else. If there is a waiting list, students will be allowed one renewal only. We do not charge fines for late books. However, we will send out Overdue Notices periodically as a reminder to return late books. If books are overdue for over one month, borrowing privileges may be suspended. Books that are lost or damaged must be paid for or replaced.  Borrowing privileges will be suspended at the start of the new school year if fines have not been paid, even if you are changing schools.

    Number of books allowed:

    • Kindergarten: 2 books (second half of the year) 
    • First Grade: 2 books
    • Second Grade: 2 books
    • Third Grade: 3 books
    • Fourth Grade: 4 books
    • Fifth Grade: 5 books

    Click HERE for a printable letter explaining all of this!


        Contact Us

          Phone: 781-860-5800

             Brenda Rich


    Library Catalog
    Did you know that you can access the library catalog from home? Students have full access to the catalog simply by clicking on "Hastings School Catalog" at the left on this and all library pages.
    Students cannot reserve books from home, but they can make a list of books to look for in the library the next day. Try it!