Get a Book Recommendation


Salem Public Library staff can help you find your next great read. Library staff stay familiar with a wide variety of authors and genres so they can provide reading suggestions. ​Library staff can also teach you how to use the Library catalog​ to find reading material you might enjoy.

Get a personalized book recommendation

Fill out this personalized reading list request form and we'll send you a list of suggestions in about a week. Tell us about a few books and/or authors you've enjoyed, and what you liked about them. You may also feel free to tell us about books you haven't liked, and why. The more information you provide, the more likely staff ​​will suggest books you will enjoy.


Library staff use a variety of tools to assist you in the discovery of new books. Try these yourself the next time you need something new to read:

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