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).
Storytime, crafts, book club, and more are on the schedule for May! View our May flyer here or visit our online calendar here.
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
Flyer in English
Flyer in Khmer
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.
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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.
Overdrive now has a new ebook and audiobook app! Libby is now available to download for free from your app store. For more information visit the Libby help page.
ProQuest now offers library patrons free access to their “Black Freedom Struggle in the United States” resource database. Click the image below to access the ProQuest website.
Your favorite app for e books and audio books has just gotten better. Libby now has magazines that you can download to your favorite smart device or computer! Visit https://noble.overdrive.com/ for more information and to browse the magazine collection.