Locations and Contact Information
- The Main Library is located at:
32 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
There is limited parking in the Winter Street lot 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.
- 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.
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. 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 Board meets at the Library at 6:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through June. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting minutes are available online in the City Meeting Archives.
The current board members are:
- Kevin O’Reilly, Chair
- Margaret Altman
- Mary Behrle
- Marshall Handly
- Anthony Kline
- Neil Olson
- Joanne Panunzio, Secretary
- Myron Schirer-Suter
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Child Safety 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
Any job openings will be listed on the Jobs section of the City of Beverly’s website.