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).

Lynn is now fine free!

Starting April 7th, 2022, the Lynn Public Library will no longer be charging late fines on any of our items! Bring back your overdue books, movies, and cds to check out more! Items from other libraries may still accrue late fines. Does not apply to billed or lost items. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 781-595-0567.

View our press release here

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Hours Starting Monday, March 21st

Lynn Public Library hours starting Monday, March 21st.
Main Library Hours
Monday- Wednesday: 9am-9pm
Thursday*-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed
Children’s Dept
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 1pm-9pm

*Library will be closed 9am-11am on the first Thursday of each month for staff training

Don’t forget to return your library items!

Do you still have a few library items at home that you have been holding onto during the pandemic? We kindly ask that our items are returned to share with other patrons. Items can be returned inside during our business hours or anytime at one of our drop boxes located outside the library. There will be no overdue fines for returned items at this time. All items will be quarantined for at least 2 business days before being checked in. Materials will still appear on your account while they are in quarantine. We are not accepting donations at this time.

Get a Library Card

Do you need a library card? The Lynn Public Library is happy to help

To register for a Lynn Public Library card, just visit the library during our regular hours and have proof of your current address (your I.D. or a piece of mail), that’s all you need!

You can also apply for a provisional Lynn Public Library card and access our online resources immediately, just complete this form. A confirmation email containing your library card number will be sent to you within 48 hours and you will be able to access your account and our online resources right away! You can then pick up your permanent library card at your next visit (after providing proof of address). Click here for more information about our Provisional Card program.