Salem Public Library Reference Department

Located on the second floor, the Reference Department is where you will find books, tools and reference librarians to help you with your next research project or school report. There are public computers, printers, copiers, conference rooms, local history and much more available. See the complete list of services below.

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Reference Dept Information

Address and Phone:
370 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970


Second Floor

Parking and Transportation:
Street parking along Essex St between Boston and Beckford Streets.

MBTA bus stop “Essex St opp. Monroe St” is in front of the library, served by bus 450

Available Services

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • FAX
  • Conference Rooms
  • Museum Passes
  • The Salem News from 1880 – Present
  • Boston Globe & New York Times on microfilm
  • Microfilm readers & printers
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • WiFi (100+ Mbps download)
  • The Salem Room (local history)