COVID 19 UPDATE – 5/18/2020

The Salem Public Library is closed to the public until further notice.

All in-person programs and events have been cancelled. Please see our events calendar for online program offerings.

The library is not circulating items during the closure.

No overdue fines will accrue during the closure. Any items that become due during the closure have been automatically extended until June 2. Please keep your items until the library reopens.

Library cardholders may access various online resources, including downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and other streaming media.

If you don’t have a library card, you may request a temporary account by filling out this form – be sure to include a phone number and/or email address so we can contact you with the card number to use online.

For help accessing online resources, or for any other library inquiries, please email us – include your library card number for any library account-related issues.

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected you? Tell us your story here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources:

CITY OF SALEM : City Of Salem’s response to pandemic : Community resources for facing coronavirus

SALEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS : Salem Public Schools COVID-19 Updates : Salem Public Schools Resources for Remote Learning

For more information about COVID-19, please visit and Mass DPH has posted an FAQ at and has activated an information line that can be reached by dialing 2-1-1.

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation and Virtual Recovery Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.