- The Main Library is located at:
32 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
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- For information on the Farms Branch, click here.
- For information on the Bookmobile, click here.
The Main Library is open:
Monday-Thursday: 9 AM to 9 PM
Friday-Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 5 PM (closed in the summer – Memorial Day to October)
The Farms branch is open:
Monday & Wednesday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM (closed in the summer – Memorial Day to October)
The library observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Easter, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day (and Memorial Day Weekend), Independence Day, Labor Day (and Labor Day Weekend), Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Map of Area
From Route 128 North: Take Exit 22 (Elliott Street/Route 62) and turn right onto Elliott Street.
From Route 128 South: Take Exit 22 (Elliott Street/Route 62) and turn left onto Elliott Street.
Follow Elliott Street (Route 62) east until you reach Cabot Street, about 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Cabot Street and then take your 3rd left onto Winter Street. The library is the large brick building on the left.
MBTA Commuter Rail Directions
MBTA Map and Schedule
From North Station take any train (Newburyport or Rockport lines) bound to Beverly Station. From the train platform, cross Park Street and walk up Broadway (on the left side of Odell Park). Continue across Rantoul Street, and up Broadway to Cabot Street. Cross Cabot Street, then turn left and follow Cabot Street until you reach Winter Street (Winter street is a one way street just before Maria’s Pizza). Turn right onto Winter Street, the library is the large brick building on the left. This is about a 20 minute walk.
There is limited parking in the lot on Winter Street next to the Library and there are metered spaces on Essex Street in front of the Library. There are also a number of public parking lots in the nearby area.
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Circulation Policies
- Electronic Smoking Policy
- Internet Use Policy
- Long Range Plan
- Meeting Room Policy
- Selection of Materials Policy
- Statement on the US Patriot Act & the Confidentiality of Patron Records
- Child Safety Policy
Patricia B. Cirone, Library Director
Anna Langstaff, Assistant Director
Allison Babin, Young Adult Librarian
Andrew Belt, Head of Reference
Linda Caravaggio, Bookmobile Librarian
Kate Carpine, Head of Children’s Services
Robin Flynn, Head of Communications
Laurie Formichella, Head of Technical Services
Kathleen Ingalls, Beverly Farms Branch Librarian
Margie McClory-Bonefant, Interlibrary Loan
Janice Shaw, Head of Circulation
The library is governed by the Board of Library Trustees. The nine member board is responsible for formulating library policies. They recommend an annual budget to the Mayor and City Council and oversee the Library’s endowment funds. Trustees are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council for 3 year terms with 3 terms ending each January 31st. The Board meets at the Library at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through June. All meetings are open to the public. Citizens interested in serving on the Board should send a letter of interest and resume to the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915-5887. The current board members are:
- Kevin O’Reilly, Chair
- Margaret Altman
- Mary Behrle
- Georgia Bills
- Marshall Handly
- Anthony Kline
- Neil Olson
- Joanne Panunzio, Secretary
- Myron Schirer-Suter
Any job openings will be listed on the Jobs section of the City of Beverly’s website.