COVID 19 UPDATE – 6/29/2020

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


Curbside pick up of library holds is available Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturdays, 10am-2pm.

1. Place holds on Salem items using the library catalog, the “NOBLE Libraries” app for iOS and Android, or by calling the library during the hours above.

2. Wait for notification that your holds are ready for pickup.

3. Call 978-744-0860 when you arrive at the library and follow the social distancing guidelines posted there.

Patrons may borrow up to eight adult items and 14 children’s items.

All library items may be returned in the book drop to the right of the library doors. All items will be quarantined for three days before check in, at which time any fines accrued during quarantine will be removed.

All items that were due in late March were automatically extended until July 6. After that date, patrons are responsible for fines that accrue, save during the 3-day quarantine mentioned above.


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

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
www.salem.com/covid19 : City Of Salem’s response to pandemic
www.salem.com/together : Community resources for facing coronavirus

SALEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
www.salemk12.org/families/c_o_v_i_d-19_updates : Salem Public Schools COVID-19 Updates
www.salemlearns.org/ : Salem Public Schools Resources for Remote Learning

For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.gov and www.mass.gov/coronavirus. Mass DPH has posted an FAQ at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/frequently-asked-questions-about-covid-19 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.