NEW! Wellness Collection

Holistic Wellness For All display

Introducing our Wellness Collection! Holistic music, videos, books, and wellness kits are now available to bring balance, wellness, and harmony to your life. Topics include aromatherapy, reiki, chakra, yoga, nutrition, and more. Wellness kits include yoga sets, an acupressure mat, a plexus chirp wheel, a hot stone box set, and others.

Interested in checking something out? Just place your holds online, or give us a call. Then wait for a notification that your holds are ready, and pick them up during Front Door Service hours.

This program is made possible through federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

2020 Tax Forms

The main library and Farms branch will make federal and state tax forms available as soon as they arrive. Quantities may be limited and are determined by the IRS and MA Department of Revenue. We are unable to hold forms, they are available on a first come, first served basis.

What we have (pick up during Front Door Service hours):

Form 1040 and 1040-SR Booklets
Instructions for Form 1040
MA Form 1
Please note these are the only items we have at this time.

You can also get forms online:

IRS Forms, Instructions and Publications

MA DOR tax forms and instructions

We will print forms upon request.
Main library: email or call 978-921-6062.
Farms branch: email or call 978-921-6066.
Please include your first and last name, your phone or email, and the form you need. A librarian will contact you when it’s ready to pick up.

You may order federal forms by mail through the IRS or call 1-800-829-3676. To request MA forms call the Department of Revenue at 1-800-392-6089.

For information about tax assistance, please contact Beverly Bootstraps or the Beverly Council on Aging.

OverDrive Magazine Collection

We are pleased to announce that NOBLE’s OverDrive collection now has access to over 3,000 magazine titles which are available to anyone with a valid library card. These include popular titles in all categories including health, news, lifestyle, entertainment, hobbies, finance, technology, and lots more. Magazine titles don’t count toward your check out limit and are available in several languages. All available via the Libby app.

Holistic Wellness For All

Beverly Public Library was recently awarded a federal Health & Wellness Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $7,500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). “We are proud to deliver grant funding to libraries for projects that fill unique needs of libraries across Massachusetts.” said Rob Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development at the MBLC. “Libraries continue to be a vital resource to the communities they serve. Programs funded through LSTA grants illustrate the diverse range of topics and audiences served by Massachusetts libraries.”

Beverly Public Library’s grant, Holistic Wellness For All, will provide holistic health education, tools, and wellness opportunities to those who need them most. “Through extensive library and community-wide programming, we will provide exciting opportunities for education and practice. We will also create a unique collection and refreshed space that will disseminate relevant, credible health information for the community on integrated practice and holistic health access for all. I am super excited to get this project rolling,” said Lisa Ryan, Head of Reference and project coordinator, “especially during these times of COVID-19 when mental health and self-care is so important.”

The MBLC developed this direct grant program using federal funding to help libraries meet local community needs including programs that help New Americans learn English and become citizens, STEM and STEAM projects, programs that serve teen needs, and projects that preserve valuable historical documents. The MBLC also offers grants to increase access to library services for people with disabilities.  

In addition to the direct library grant program, the MBLC uses LSTA funds to support statewide programs and services including summer reading programs, research databases, the statewide eBook program, the Commonwealth Catalog and which has information and resources for residents.  LSTA is administered on the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in the Commonwealth by the MBLC. More information about LSTA can be found MBLC’s website.

About IMLS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.