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, Patriots’ 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.
Anna Langstaff, Library Director, ext. 2131
Allison Babin, Assistant Director, ext. 2118
Laurie Formichella, Head of Technical Services, ext. 2132
Kathleen Ingalls, Beverly Farms Branch Librarian, ext. 2153
Meghan Karasin, Young Adult Librarian, ext. 2130
Dorothea Lam, Staff Librarian
Matthew Martens, Assistant Reference Librarian, ext. 2143
Jerusha Maurer, Assistant Circulation Librarian, ext. 2123
Margie McClory, Head of Children’s Services, ext. 2117
Martha Morgan, Interlibrary Loan, ext. 2119
Katie Nelson, Assistant Communications Librarian, ext. 2122
Ona Ridenour, Head of Communications, ext. 2135
TBD, Bookmobile Librarian
Lisa Ryan, Head of Reference, ext. 2120
Janice Shaw, Head of Circulation, ext. 2121
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 6PM 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
- Ivy Mahan
- Joanne Panunzio, Secretary
- Myron Schirer-Suter
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Art Exhibit Policy
- Bulletin Board / Kiosk Guidelines
- Child Safety Policy
- Electronic Smoking Policy
- Internet Use Policy
- Link Policy
- Meeting Room Policy
- Selection of Materials Policy
- Statement on the US Patriot Act & the Confidentiality of Patron Records
- Strategic Plan
Any job openings will be listed on the Jobs section of the City of Beverly’s website.