Self-Checkout Now Available

Do you often dash into the library on your lunch break or after work to grab that weekend read or movie? Is a quick run to the library often on your weekend errand list? Well now there’s a way to check out your library items faster. The main library now has a self-checkout station located at our 2nd floor checkout counter. All you need is your library card and the items you’re borrowing. Simply scan your library card barcode, select the “Checkout”  button, and scan the barcodes on your items. Print your due date receipt (or opt not to), and you’re done! (Please note that DVDs in security cases must be checked out by Circulation staff.) You can also use the station to view your current checkouts. Circulation staff is always on hand to assist or check out your items in person. Questions? Please call 978-921-6062, x 2126 or stop by the checkout desk.

Bad Art Night

Thursday, February 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Going a bit stir-crazy during this cold, dark winter? Need to get out and express yourself? Well, we can help. Come make BAD ART with us. We’ll supply the basics and a few BAD ideas. No talent necessary.

Free; no registration required. Event starts at 6:30 PM, but drop in anytime; latecomers welcome. This program is geared toward adults (or ages 16+, we promise not to check IDs), as our art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Handicapped accessible. Light refreshments served. For more information please call 978-921-6062 or email

2016 State, Federal Tax Forms

The main library and Farms branch will make federal and state personal income tax forms available as soon as they arrive. Quantities may be limited and are determined by the IRS and MA Department of Revenue. You can order IRS forms by mail here or by calling 1-800-829-3676. Or, ask our Reference staff for help locating forms online.

Please note the following:

  • We are unable to predict when forms will arrive, how many we will receive, or when they will permanently run out.
  • We are unable to hold forms. However, we’re happy to check our supply if you’re searching for a particular form: please call us at 978-921-6062.

You can also get most forms online. Printable forms are available at the following links:

IRS Forms and Publications

MA tax forms or MassTaxConnect

You can save paper by filing your state and federal returns online. The IRS and MA Department of Revenue both offer secure portal options at:

IRS e-file options

MA Personal Income Tax Filing Options

Library staff are not able to provide tax advice or assistance, but free help is available (by appointment) at the Beverly Senior Center from February through April. Preference is given to seniors, but all are welcome to seek assistance. If you have additional questions, please contact our Reference staff at 978-921-6062 or