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Library administration staff

Contact the Salem Public Library using email, phone, mail, or by visiting in person.

The Library's Administration Office is temporarily located on Floor 2 of Salem Public Library at Broadway. The office is available by phone 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Norm Wright ​Community Development Director ​503-588-6173 [email protected]
​Sarah Strahl ​City Librarian ​503-588-6084 [email protected]
Kimberley Carroll ​Deputy City Librarian ​503-588-6064  [email protected] 
​Christopher Rumbaugh ​Adult Services Manager ​503-588-6449 [email protected]
​Karen Fischer ​Youth Services Manager ​503-588-6039 [email protected]
​Emily Cable ​Technical Services Manager ​503-588-6473 [email protected]
​Karen Kinzie ​Circulation Supervisor ​503-588-6090 [email protected]
​Clarissa Maciel-Garibay ​Staff Assistant ​503-588-6071 [email protected]

About Salem Public Library

​Salem Public Library is part of the City of Salem Community Development Department. The Main Library is at 585 Liberty ST SE, next to the Civic Center in downtown Salem. The West Salem Branch Library is located on Glen Creek Road NW.

Volunteers from the Salem Women's Club founded Salem Public Library in 1904. The first library was in a corner of the Salem City Council Chambers. The library moved into its own building in 1912, and to its current location in 1972. The City of Salem completed a seismic and safety renovation of the Main Library in September 2021.

The West Salem Branch Library began in 1957 in the old West Salem City Hall, and has been at its current location since 1995.

Salem Public Library benefits from strong community support from the Library Advisory BoardFriends of the Salem Public Library, and Salem Public Library Foundation.

Salem Public Library is guided by a Strategic Plan developed in cooperation with support boards and other community stakeholders.

Salem Public Library exterior.

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Salem Public Library
Salem Public Library
Express Service Hours (appointments encouraged; library building open to the public):

Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Curbside Service Hours (by appointment only; library building closed to the public):
Tuesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 12-3 p.m.


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585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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