Return to Returns: Please Bring Back Overdue Items

During the pandemic, we told you it was fine to hold onto library materials. We hope this was helpful during a stressful time. Now, it’s time to bring those long overdue items back. There are no overdue fines for any items you return – no matter how late! You can return materials inside the libraries during open hours, in the book drops at the main library or Farms branch any time, or even return items to other NOBLE libraries.

Items that are not returned are considered lost, and those items will be billed to your account. Reminders and bills will be going out soon. We appreciate your help!

Extended Hours Resume

Fall is approaching, and that means our weekend hours will resume. Sunday hours at the main library (1-5 PM) will resume on Sunday, October 3. Saturday hours at the Farms branch (10 AM-5 PM) will resume on Saturday, October 2. The Farms branch is always closed on Sundays. Expanded weekend hours will continue until Memorial Day 2022.

Check Out New Tech in our Library of Things


We have an exciting new addition to our Library of Things: iPads! Our collection of twenty iPads come preloaded with curated apps for your enjoyment, customized by age level for adults, teens, and children. Curious about making art with Procreate? Always wanted to try reading an eBook, but didn’t have a device? Want your child to experience fun and educational apps selected by our children’s librarians? Request an iPad today, and enjoy it at home for up to three weeks.


Thanks to an initiative by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) the library has fifteen T-Mobile hotspots to lend to the community. Hotspots are available at all locations and circulate for three weeks. Borrowers must be 17 years or older. The MBLC Public Library Mobile Hotspot Lending Program is funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and focuses on IMLS’ primary goal for these funds, digital inclusion.

Friends of the Beverly Public Library Ongoing Book Sale

Thanks to the hard work of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, there will be books on sale in the library year round. The ongoing sale can be found on the designated bookcase (located on the second floor of the main library, near the microfilm) and will be frequently replenished. Grab some great reads at phenomenal prices and provide financial support to the library.

Please note: While we appreciate you thinking of us for your book donations, we are not accepting book donations at this time.

The Sketchbook Project

Become a part of Beverly history! All ages are encouraged to check out one of our sketchbooks and get creative. Draw, doodle, or decoupage your summer experience. Return it so others can add on. Once the sketchbooks are filled they will become part of the library’s collection, preserving the collaborative art, ideas, and images of Summer 2021. The Sketchbook Project is inspired by the Brooklyn Art Library’s sketchbook collection.