COVID 19 UPDATE – 11/15/2021

The Salem Public Library building is open for walk-in visits.

Masks are required for entry per Board of Library Trustees policy.

Curbside pickup and appointments are no longer available. Please pick up your hold items at the Main Circulation Desk.

All library items may be returned inside the library during regular business hours, and in the book drop at the top of the stone steps when the front library door is closed. Please note that we cannot accept donations of items at this time.

Please see our events calendar for indoor, outdoor and online program offerings.

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

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources:

CITY OF SALEM : City Of Salem’s COVID-19 information : City of Salem’s vaccine information
Salem’s Safe Workplace Reopening Policy : City of Salem’s homebound residents vaccine info : Community resources for facing coronavirus
COVID-19 Test Site Locator : Hosted by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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 (PDF) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.