Ask a Librarian with Answerland


Salem Public Library has closed its physical locations and no longer has staff on site to answer calls. Patrons are asked to keep materials at home until they reopen. Virtual entertainment, reference and information services (e-books, movies, etc.) are still available. Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.​

Salem Public Library is a participating library in Answerland,​ a librar​y information and research help service available to Oregon residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week​. Connect to a librarian by live chat, email or text messaging. A typical question may be about homework, finding a book to read, or something you are interested in finding out more about.


Answerland is a service of Oregon libraries. It is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.​​