Internet Service Down.

Our internet is currently out of service. Please call 781-595-0567 with any questions. This does not effect already scheduled curbside pick ups. We will not be able to process temporary card sign ups or place new holds until internet is restored. We apologize for any inconvenience. You can still place holds from home through our catalog and we will process requests when our internet is up and running.

Continued Library Services

The Lynn Public Library is closed to the public but staff is still here to help! Our Help Desk hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am-5pm and Tuesday 9am to 8pm. During this time, we can assist with…

Please note…

  • Return boxes are available 24 hours a day. Patrons can drop off their returns in any one of the three boxes located around our building. Items are quarantined for 1 week before they are checked in.
  • Item fines will be waived.
  • 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 (KIPP Academy students, see below). A confirmation email containing your temporary library card number will be sent to you within 48 hours. Click here for full details.

**KIPP Academy Students** when registering, DO NOT use your KIPP student email address, please use a different email address. KIPP security settings will not allow us email your card number to that address.

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).