Expanded Browsing Collection Access: As of May 10, all collections will be open for browsing during our in-house browsing appointments. Appointments are for 45 minutes and are available on the hour Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday evening at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Each reservation is for one person, with a limit of 10 people per hour and disinfection occurring prior to the next appointment. Make an appointment via our Events Calendar (select a date and sign up under “Main Floor browsing) or call the Information Desk at 978-399-2304. At this time, patrons under the age of 18 will be referred to the Browsing Tent for an outside appointment.
Curbside Pickup Service: Please place your selections on hold through the Library Catalog. You will be notified when your order is ready for pick up and may come any time during our pick up hours.
Curbside Pickup is available Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Monday- Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ! Please do not come until you receive a notification that your order is ready. When you arrive, please call 978-399-2300 (due to heavy call usage, we have updated the number to one that rings at multiple desks). A masked staff member will place your order under the rear portico. We also ask that patrons wear a mask.
If you have questions or need assistance placing your holds, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Book Bundles: We know you miss browsing your favorite sections of the library so let us do the browsing for you! There are four new ways for you to get specialized, curated materials picked out just for you. Check out our Book Bundles request page.
“Book the Browsing Tent” : Are you looking for new titles for you and/or your family? Do you miss browsing the stacks of the Library? Although our main building isn’t open to the public yet, our browsing tent will open the week of July 13! Look for the form on our website and submit it to schedule a time to come and browse the selections personally picked for you by our staff. The form will inquire about your reading tastes or you can simply have us “surprise you” with some staff recommendations. We will also offer “Book Bundles” for children and adults. Choose a category and we will supply with a “bundle” of books. One of our Library staff will meet you in the tent with personally curated titles just for you! Complete the form, submit it, and then a staff member will reach out to schedule your appointed time. Fifteen minute appointments will be available for individuals and thirty minute appointments for families. To comply with Covid-19 safety re-opening guidelines, only one individual or one family will be scheduled at a time in the tent. This service will be available Monday – Friday from 10-4 and New! Saturday from 10-4. We can’t wait to see you under the tent! Per Governor Baker, masks are required and sanitizer will be provided.
“Laptop Loan on the Lawn” : Need to check your email or do some research? Perhaps you just want to spend some time catching up with friends and family on social media. Now available, book up to thirty minutes on a laptop under a tent on our back lawn. Fill out the form and a member of our Information Services staff will contact you to schedule a time. This service will be available Monday – Friday from 10-4. We can’t wait to see you under the tent! Per Governor Baker, masks are required and sanitizer will be provided.
We are thrilled that this service is so popular! We are working as fast as we can to get your orders to you,
Patrons wearing masks, may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop.