The Rockport Public Library Begins Automatic Renewals


The Rockport Public Library is pleased to announce that it has begun automatic renewals on most items checked out from the library.

With the exception of a select few items checked out from the Rockport Public Library, items will automatically renew if they have not been returned three days before their due date. Under the new program, patrons will no longer have to take any steps to renew items in their possession, even if the items came from a library in Rockport’s network of libraries.

Items that cannot be renewed include:

  • lucky day titles
  • items on waiting lists
  • items that have reached their renewal limit
  • items borrowed from outside the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC)
  • Items checked out from a nonparticipating library

By initiating renewals automatically, the library complements its existing fine-free model, which began over a year ago. Under the fine-free model, the library no longer charges fines for overdue items.

Patrons who have registered their email addresses with the library will get an email notifying them that their items have been automatically renewed — as well as reminders of upcoming due dates. To add your email account for this service, you can email the library at, call the library at 978-546-6934, or visit to speak with a librarian in the building.