HOURS OF OPERATION
|Monday - Thursday:||9-9|
|Friday - Saturday:||9-5|
The Children's Room, the Reference Room and the Stacks close 15 minutes before the Main Desk.
Salem Public Library is located in the Historic District of Salem, Massachusetts in an 1855 renovated brick mansion originally owned by sea merchant John Bertram. The library is part of the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), a consortium of 28 public and academic libraries in the surrounding area.
- The Spring 2013 Edition [PDF-172KB] of the Salem Public Library Newsletter is available. You will need Adobe Reader to view the Newsletter.
eBooks & Audiobooks
eBooks & Audiobooks — Get your downloadable books from the library! Our Overdrive digital collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles, children and teen selections, and is available in both eBook and audiobook formats. Simply browse, checkout, and download. New titles are constantly being added via NOBLE and can be searched from the NOBLE catalog or directly on Overdrive.
NoveList (Salem residency required for remote access) – Use this great resource to find another book like the one you have in your hand. Enter titles, authors, keywords or descriptions and NoveList will help you find books with a similar interest.
NextReads – Choose your favorite genre(s) and have NextReads' email newsletter service send you a selection of book suggestions via email with links back to the catalog.
eSequels – Want to read the next book in a series or can't remember the title of the book that began that trilogy? Check out eSequels' index of authors, titles, characters and locations.
Morningstar Online (Salem residency required for remote access) – References in depth information and ratings on mutual funds. Online access is restricted to one user at a time; therefore, if it's in use please try again. This replaces the print edition of Morningstar.
Auto Repair Reference Center (Salem residency required for remote access) – Like an online Chilton's Manual, this database has repair instructions for tons of cars separated by make, model and year.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (Salem residency required for remote access) – Get your craft on! There's great information in this database, chock full of tips and techniques for all your favorite hobbies.
Home Improvement Reference Center (Salem residency required for remote access) – Want to do some DIY around the house but don't know where to start? Follow some of these step-by-step guides and you'll be fixing things in no time.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (Salem residency required for remote access) – Outboard motor on the fritz? Check out some of these instructions on how to get your small engine repaired and running again.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site – Grab a pass from our library and it entitles up to 6 people free admission to any of the Ranger Guided Tours and/or to visit the replica tall ship Friendship (open seasonally). Call the Reference Department for reservations at 978-744-0860.
Salem Links & Lore – Salem's local history in a wiki format. Choose amongst hundreds of subjects, search for a topic or just browse a random entry. All information gathered, researched and written by our Reference Librarians.