Packing, Planning Continues as Library Move Nears

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Exterior of building located at 1400 Broadway Street Salem, Oregon.

Salem Public Library at Broadway, 1400 Broadway NE

Staff at Salem Public Library continue to pack and plan for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. Big changes are already underway and more are coming in January as we prepare to move to a temporary location, Salem Public Library at Broadway, 1400 Broadway St. NE.

Here are some additional scheduled changes coming up:

  • December 30—Parts of the Hugh Morrow book collection and sheet music collection moved to storage
  • January 6—Computer lab closes; only a limited number of computers will be available for short-term use until we reopen at Salem Public Library at Broadway. Get a list of of public-use computers available at other Salem-area locations.
  • January 6—Parts of the adult graphic novel, adult music, and adult audiobook collections moved to storage
  • January 13—Parts of the children's picture book collection moved to storage
  • January 20—Parts of the adult science fiction and fantasy collections moved to storage
  • January 27—Parts of the adult romance and mystery collections moved to storage
  • January 31—Main Branch book drop closes
  • February 1—Broadway book return opens
  • February 2—Last open day at Main Branch until after construction
  • February 18—Salem Public Library at Broadway opens

    Portions of the Children's and Teen collections have already been moved to storage. There are a limited number of Children's and Teen items available on Floor 3 to check out and enjoy. Much of the Children's and Teen shelving has been moved from Floor 1 and Floor 3 to the Broadway location. Although fewer items are now available on the shelves, staff is here and available to help you find and place holds on books, movies, and music that you are looking for.