The Charles Seale-Hayne Library
Level 0 in the main library is temporarily closed due to flooding, but the Level 0 Learning Space is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See our Learning Spaces guide for locations, opening times, and study capacity.
Welcome to the Library
Discover our services on our Library induction page, including how to connect to Wi-Fi and access your email, Microsoft Office, and OneDrive, as well as who your subject Information Specialist is and how they can assist you.
Can a library order a book for you?
You can ask your local librarian if they accept requests; some libraries require physical proof of demand. You can also go to your library’s website (or library system) and look for a section called “Recommend a title,” “Suggest a Title for Purchase,” or something similar.
What do libraries have besides books?
Apart from books, there are 11 things you can borrow from libraries.
- MUSEUM PASSES.
- INTERNET ACCESS.
- A BOOK CLUB.
- POWER TOOLS.
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. If you’re not ready to commit to buying your own fishing gear, your local library might have you covered.
What time does Plymouth Town Hall open?
Town Hall is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 7:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. For more information, call 508-747-1620 or go to www.plymouth-ma.gov/.
Which is the oldest library in the world?
The world’s oldest continuously operating library, the Al-Qarawiyyin library in Fez, Morocco, opened in 1359 C.E., at the University of Al-Qarawiyyin (also the world’s oldest, built in 859 C.E.). It houses both works, as well as 4,000 other rare books.
What if my library doesn’t have the book I want?
If you think the library should own a new book, you can suggest it via our Suggest a Purchase page (with as much or as little information as you know), or you can request an InterLibrary Loan, in which we borrow the book from another library, which can take two to four weeks.
How are books ordered in a library?
The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used by libraries to organize books by subject. Each book is given a shelfmark number, which is usually found on the spine, and is arranged numerically.
Can you borrow books from the British Library?
The British Library is responsible for the Public Lending Right (PLR), which was established by Act of Parliament in 1979 and gives authors the legal right to receive payment from the government each time their books are loaned through the public library system.
What can you buy from a library?
The Library Has 15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get
- Audio books.
- Photograph collections.
- Ancestry information.
- Activities for kids and adults.
- Expert purchasing advice.
What can you see inside a library list?
So here’s a list of 12 things you can borrow from the library that aren’t books:
- Museum passes.
- A community garden plot.
- Energy meters.
- Cake pans.
What are libraries known for?
Libraries connect people to people in addition to connecting people to information; they are safe havens for children when school is not in session, offering after-school homework help, games, and book clubs; and they offer computer classes, allowing older adults to stay engaged in the digital world.