Story Time with a First Responder

For National Library Week, we wanted to take the time to honor the first responders and essential workers on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you to the Lynn Fire Department, Lynn Police Department, Atlantic Ambulance, Lynn Community Health Center, and the Massachusetts State Police for all you do here in the great city of Lynn and throughout the state of Massachusetts!

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Continued Library Services

The Lynn Public Library staff is still here to help our patrons while we are closed to the public. Circulation “desk” hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm. During this time, we can assist with…

Please note…

  • All item due dates have been extended to May 1st and will be extended further if necessary.
  • Item fines will be waived.
  • Do not return items at this time. Our drop boxes are locked. Hold on to any items until further notice.
  • Current patrons who have lost their library card numbers can register for a temporary card to use our online services.

Temporary Library Cards

Due to the precautions being taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the Lynn Public Library is offering our patrons the ability to apply for a temporary library card, which can be used to access our online resources.

To apply for a temporary library card, please complete this form. A confirmation email containing your temporary library card number will be sent to you within 48 hours. Click here for full details.

Welcome to the Lynn Public Library


The staff of the Lynn Public Library is dedicated to serving the needs of a diverse population whose interests range from scholarly research to cultural pursuits to entertainment. The Library encourages an environment where its patrons may inform, educate, and enlighten themselves. Our collection numbers almost 125,000 volumes, with over 30,000 in the Children’s Department alone. The large Reference collection is known for its emphasis on Lynn history, genealogy, the Civil War, business and law. The Circulation Department keeps current with all the best sellers.

The Lynn Public Library is one of 28 area libraries that make up the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE).