Salem City Directories

To enable faster loading in your web browser and facilitate searching, the Salem City Directories have been divided into smaller parts. The City Information section of many of the directories contains a wealth of useful information.

  • City Officers with their salary information
  • Public schools and their employees
  • Churches & Religious Organizations including the names of associated clergy members
  • City institutions including staff lists and information about the institution
  • Societies & Clubs
  • Labor, masonic and military organizations
  • Temperance societies
  • Cemeteries
  • Courts
  • Historical vote counts
  • Population statistics for selected towns
  • Location of fire alarm boxes

1866 Salem City Directory
1869 Salem City Directory
1872 Salem City Directory
1874 Salem City Directory
1876 Salem City Directory
1878 Salem City Directory
1881 Salem City Directory
1882-1883 Salem City Directory
1884 Salem City Directory
1886 Salem City Directory
1890-91 Salem City Directory
1893-1894 Salem City Directory
1895-1896 Salem City Directory
1897-1898 Salem City Directory
1899-1900 Salem City Directory
1901-1902 Salem City Directory
1906 Salem City Directory
1910 Salem City Directory
1911 Salem City Directory
1914 Salem City Directory
1915 Salem City Directory
1917 Salem City Directory
1921 Salem City Directory
1931 Salem City Directory
1933-1934 Salem City Directory
1935 Salem City Directory
1936 Salem City Directory
1937 Salem City Directory
1946 Salem City Directory

Reference Dept Information

Address and Phone:
370 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970

978-744-0860

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 1888 – Present
  • Boston Globe & New York Times on microfilm
  • Microfilm readers & printers
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • WiFi (100+ Mbps download)
  • The Salem Room (local history)