How Do I…
…get a library card?
To register for a library card, please come to the main circulation desk. You will need to show us a photo I.D. and proof of your current address. High school students must show their student I.D. If your I.D. does not have your current address, you will need to bring in something that has your name and new address to show proof of residency. For example, a bill, checks, a lease, or a letter that has gone through the mail. We will ask you to fill out a registration card. Click here for directions to The Salem Public Library.
You may request a provisional (temporary) account by filling out this form. Provisional accounts grant temporary access to online resources (such as eBooks) when you are unable to access the library in-person; you cannot check out physical library items with a provisional account. Provisional accounts can become permanent library accounts through in-person validation with a photo ID. Be sure to include a phone number and email address so we can contact you with the card number to use for online resources.
…reserve or place a hold on an item?
If an item is checked out or located at another Noble library, you can place a hold and have it sent to the library.
- Place holds by logging in to your NOBLE account, in person at the library, or on the phone by calling (978) 744-0860
- We will notify you by email or by phone when the item is available for pickup and place it on our hold shelf for seven days.
…renew my items?
- Materials may be renewed at the library, by phone, or online at NOBLE My Account.
- Phone renewals require your library card number and/or the barcode number of each item you wish to renew.
- NEW! Salem Public Library will automatically renew your items!
…pay for lost or damaged items?
Lost or damaged items may be payed for at the library or online at NOBLE My Account.
…reserve a study room?
Contact the Salem Public Library at 978-744-0860 and ask for the Reference Department.
…find the book drop?
Our book drop is located on the sidewalk, to the left of our main entrance stairs if you are facing the building. Items returned in our book drop before we open will be treated as if they were returned the previous day.
You can print any document or web page from your mobile device or internet-connected PC to our Reference Department printer (black & white prints only) by going to https://printeron.com/salem/public-library and following the instructions. You can also e-mail files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents received are placed in a queue and will be printed when you arrive at the Reference Dept. (2nd floor) to claim your printed materials.
Street parking near Salem Public Library on Essex Street.