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Fine Free Reading

No fines on books and audiobooks returned by September 1st. See circulation desk for more details.

Perkins Digital Talking Book Collection

Our library is an institutional member of the Perkins Library at Perkins School for the Blind. This membership enables us to offer eligible people to check out a digital talking book player and an assortment of talking book cartridges. Visit the Reference desk to learn more.

Picture of talking book player and talking book cartridges

Picture of a digital talking book player and talking book cartridges.


Sunday Author Talks series to Begin October 4, 2015

We are excited to bring you another season of Sunday Author Talks at the Cohasset Library. Check out the schedule here.

New Library Hours

Beginning July 1, 2015, the library will change its hours to better serve the community. We will now be open Wednesday evenings and open an hour later on Saturdays.

Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am-8:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm.

Our Sunday hours will begin the first Sunday after Labor Day and continue through May.

Hoopla Available July 13, 2015

Cohasset Library cardholders have access to free, downloadable movies, music, and ebooks from Hoopla, a nation-wide provider of digital content to libraries. After registering with Hoopla, patrons may check out movies and television shows for 3 days, music for 7 days, and ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days. A free Hoopla app for iOS and Android devices allow users access on the go. Visit to register.


Library Book Group

Join us for coffee and discussion on the last Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for more information about this month's selection.

Downloadable eBooks and More

Cohasset residents are able to access the Commonwealth eBook Collections, a state-wide program offering eBooks from BiblioBoard , EBL, and Axis 360. Search for a book, check it out and download materials to your device. The Commonwealth eBook Collection began as the MA eBook Project which was brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and your local library, funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Express Line Check Out

Using the library's new self-checkout computer is fast and easy, and staff is available to assist anyone who might like a quick tutorial. Our new self-checkout station also includes a fees payment option that accepts both cash and credit. We encourage you to try it!

ReadyReads Book Sets for Book Groups

ReadyReads are sets of 10 paperback copies of popular reading group books available for local book groups. Each set comes with reading discussion guides and can be borrowed for 28 days. Books are checked out to individual book group members. Group leaders may reserve a set by contacting the Reference Librarian, Gayle Walsh, at 383-1348 or online by clicking here.

Art Exhibit

The South Shore Art Center presents an exhibit byMike DiRado at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library November 1st through December 31, 2015.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10-8, Friday, Saturday 10–5 and Sunday 2-5.