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

We're adding Computer use to Curbside pickup starting July 30th! 

Call 978-544- 6334  or email:

nslibraryrequests2020@gmail.com to place an order.

Ordering hours by phone

Tuesdays –12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursdays – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Pick-up hours – Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Ordering Items

Only items currently available in the New Salem Library are available for pick-up at this time.  There is a limit of 5 items per person. When ordering books, patrons must give the title and author.

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 and bagged if possible.  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.

  •  A new source of digitized content is available. The Internet Archive released today: “Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public.” http://blog.archive.org/2020/03/24/announcing-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/

  •  In response to the ongoing pandemic, CW MARS libraries have voted to turn on the OverDrive Instant Digital Card, (IDC).This card allows patrons who do not have a library card number access the CW MARS OverDrive collection. Look on CW MARS' website to sign up.

  • Did you know you can access digital movies from our library catalog for free? All you need is a cell phone number or your library card, and a device on which to watch. Start at our web page:   Choose Catalog from the horizontal menu just under our banner photo. In the wide blue bar at the bottom of the next page, select OverDrive Digital Catalog. Across the top of the next page, you will see Subjects Collections Kindle Books Kids Teens Magazines. Choose Collections, and then Videos. If you click Available now under Videos, you will see all the movies that you can watch right now. Click Borrow to borrow the movies. Follow the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN. Enjoy your movie!

  • 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.

  • It's Census month so don't forget to fill it out! 

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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