Library

Salem Public Library serves its community by promoting and providing opportunities for full and equal access to information and ideas, the love of reading, the joy of learning, and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities in a safe and comfortable environment. Learn about our core values.

The Main Library at 585 Liberty St. SE is closed for a seismic and safety renovation from February 3, 2020-Summer 2021.

Salem Public Library at Broadway will begin serving as the temporary Main Library on February 18, 2020.

Services at two branches and many resources are also available online. Check hours and locations or sign up for email notifications.

Access your Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) account to renew items, check on holds and fines or find out if the item you want is available.

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What’s happening
Feb. 03
Salem Public Library - Main Branch closed for move to temporary facilitySalem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library's Main Branch will be closed from February 3-17 for a move to a temporary facility as we prepare for the upcoming seismic renovation project. Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve during construction.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

Feb. 17
President's DayCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

City offices and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Feb. 18
Salem Reads: Beyond the Book - Teen Book Discussion4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Governor’ Cup
471 Court St. NE
Salem
OR 97301

Readers of middle and high school age are invited to a casual, fun discussion of Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Opening Day - Salem Public Library at BroadwaySalem Public Library at Broadway
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem
OR 97301

Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve while the Main Library is undergoing a seismic and safety renovation project.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 19
Salem Reads: Book and a Beer - Adult Book Discussion7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Salem Ale Works
2315 25th ST SE
Salem
OR

Pass a pleasant evening enjoying a beverage and sharing your thoughts about the story and themes of Piecing Me Together . We’ll provide some finger food and pitchers of non-alcoholic drinks. Bar selections are no-host.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Public Library at Broadway(Opening February 18, 2020)
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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