Teen Scene at the Library

A group of five teenagers sitting and standing by bookshelves reading books.

Teen Scene, on floor one of the Main Library, provides services for teens from 5th grade completion to the summer after high school completion (approximately 11 1/2​–18 years old).

The Teen Scene collection is available to everyone when the Library is open.  Other services are available during Teen Scene hours.

Middle- and high school- aged youth are encouraged to visit and:

  • Browse and check out books, music, and magazines.

  • Study or relax in the seating area.

  • Use the Group Study Room (available to reserve through the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk).

  • Use a Library laptop* or free WiFi access. Black-and-white and color printing is available through the laptops or wirelessly through personal devices.

  • Play one of the many board games or work on a puzzle.

  • Create a make-and-take craft from a Maker Box.​

  • Use the PS3, Wii, and X-Box 360 gaming systems.*

  • Ask the friendly staff to help guide you to the perfect book.

* Salem Public Library card required​

Homework and research help

Help is always available at the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk. We can't do your homework for you, but we can point you to the resources that you need. We have many online resources available from our Homework and Research Help​ page.

Contact us

Teen SceneSalem Public Library
In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch – are temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Limited contactless Curbside Service for hold pickup and return of checked out library materials is available by appointment only: http://bit.ly/SPL-curbside

Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Learn more about how to download free ebooks, eaudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, study, and live chat with librarians at: https://bit.ly/SPL-Virtual.
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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