Tuesdays  12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We will remain open on snowy days, but we do close sometimes! Please call before you head out!  *978-544-6334*

Closings & Cancellations


 The New Salem Public Library will be spending the week of October 18-24, 2020, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 14th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends continue to fundraise, provide programing for the young and old as well as run an ongoing book sale at the library. 

  • Check out Boston's Children's Museum and the USS Constitution Museum for online things to do with your kids

  • Check out our events page for resturants offering pick up.

Curbside pick up

The library is pleased to provide curbside pickup of library materials.

Call 978-544- 6334  or email nslibraryrequests2020@gmail.com to place an order.

Ordering hours – Tuesdays – 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday - 11 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  Ordering Items

Search our online Catalog to find items you want. Place a hold on items you want. Call to for a pickup time.

Picking up Items

Library staff will place your items in a bag marked with your last name and place it on a table at the south entrance of the library at the time of your scheduled pick-up. 

Returning Items

All items must be returned in the Book Drop Box.  No items will be accepted by library staff.  All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before being available to patrons. NO BOOK DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.

Public Resources

The Look4Help Public Resource Directory, a program of Community Action Pioneer Valley, is a free, web-based public information service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are close to 1,000 agencies, programs or services at over 450 locations, available to serve you.


Our Friends of the Library have a brand new site that you can check out here!

Did you know we have museum passes? Click here to learn more!

New Salem Public Library

23 S Main Street, New Salem, MA 01355


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