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Library Hours and Services

CURRENT (SUMMER) HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 8 am-8 pm; Fridays, 9 am-4:00 pm, closed Saturdays.
Winter Hours will resume after Labor Day: Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm; Friday & Saturday 9 am-4:30 pm.

PASSPORT SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call the library to schedule your passport or notary visit. Passport appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 11-6 and Friday/Saturday from 10-2 (no Saturdays in summer). We do not do passport photos. For fees and other information, visit our Library Services - Passports page.

NOTARY SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For notary service, call the reference department at 508-324-2700, ext. 3. Please note that we are not lawyers and cannot notarize wills, divorce decrees, powers of attorney, or other legal documents.

LIBRARY OF THINGS: You can borrow more than books! Our "library of things" now includes wifi hotspots, Nintendo Switch Lites, a laptop computer (in-library use only), bicycles (in season) and ukuleles!

What's New?

THE BOOKMOBILE IS HERE! Our new Bookmobile brings library services to schools, parks, senior centers, and other locations on a rotating schedule.

LAMINATING: The Reference Department will laminate documents. The charge is $1 per page, and appointments are not necessary. Faxing and scanning are also available.

NEW MUSEUM PASSES: We've added two new venues to our collection of free or reduced-rate passes: Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown, RI and the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA! Visit our Museum Passes page for a full listing of aquariums, historic sites, museums, parks, and zoos you can visit.

NEW RESEARCH DATABASES: New online databases have been added to the Newsbank collection: Black Life in America, 1704 to today; Hispanic Life in America, 1704 to today; and HeritageHub, a collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today.

NEW DIGITAL ARCHIVES: We've added to our online local history collection! Find historical maps, newspapers, city directories and more on our Local History page. Our digital collection is growing, so check back often to see what's been added.

TAX FORMS: Both Massachusetts tax booklets and federal tax forms are available in the library. Not all forms are ready to be picked up, and some may need to be printed. Check with our Reference Department for more information.




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Museum Passes
The library offers free or reduced-price passes to museums, zoos, and other local attractions. Use this form to check availability and reserve a pass online.

Access genealogy resources, historical newspapers, and more local and community history information here.

The library provides access to a wealth of information from Gale Databases, Consumer Reports, and so much more. Check out our Digital Resources page.

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