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Salem Public Library has closed its physical locations. Patrons are asked to keep materials at home until they reopen. Staff will continue to provide virtual reference and information services (e-books, movies, etc.). Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

Salem Public Library Phone Lines and Book Drops Closed

Starting March 25, 2020, library staff will no longer be on-site and available to answer phones or check in returned items at Salem Public Library at Broadway or the West Salem Library Branch. Please continue to keep your library materials until the libraries re-open and rest assured that no fines or fees will accrue during this time. If you do receive an automated overdue notice, please disregard it. No fines will be charged.

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We are still here for you. While in-person services and spaces are not available, library staff will continue to serve you through our Virtual Library services, available 24/7 from where you are. Learn more about how to download free ebooks, audiobooks and movies, do research, find information, study, and live chat with librarians at: http://bit.ly/VirtualSPL2.

Biblioteca Pública de Salem - Los teléfonos y buzones de libros están cerrados

Empezando el 25 de marzo 2020, el personal de la biblioteca ya no estará en el edificio para tomar llamadas o para regresar materiales en la Biblioteca Pública de Salem en Broadway y la Sucursal de West Salem. Por favor continúe de guardar sus materiales hasta que las bibliotecas reabran -- no se cobrará multas ni recargos durante este tiempo. Si recibe un aviso de atraso, por favor ignóralo. No se cobrarán multas.

Todavía estamos aquí para usted. Debido que los servicios en persona y los espacios bibliotecarios no están disponibles, el personal de la biblioteca continuará a servirles por nuestros Servicios Virtuales Bibliotecarios, disponibles 24/7 desde donde esté. Aprenda más sobre descargar libros electrónicos, audiolibros y películas gratuitos, buscar más información y hacer investigaciones, estudia y chat en vivo con bibliotecarios por: http://bit.ly/VirtualSPL2.

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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 is now serving as the temporary Main Library.

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.

Search the catalog or access your CCRLS account

What’s happening
Apr. 01
Cancelled - Cuentos (Spanish Storytime)6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia. Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Apr. 03
Cancelled - Preschool Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Cancelled - Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Just right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Apr. 04
Cancelled - Family Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Children of all ages bring, your grownup and join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement. The SPL Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Cancelled - Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Salem Public Library at Broadway
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem
OR 97301

Young readers are invited to read to one of our friendly 4-footed, furry volunteers and their human partners from 1 - 2:30 pm in the Children's area. Reading to one of these captivated listeners is a fantastic way for kids to boost their reading confidence!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Public Library at Broadway
In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch - will temporarily close to the public beginning March 16 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please do not return library materials during the closure. You will not be charged for late items.

We will continue to consult with County Health Departments, Oregon Health Authority, and the Centers for Disease Control for guidance about when and how we can safely reopen.

While in-person services and spaces are not available, Library staff will continue to serve you through our Virtual Library services, available 24/7 from where you are. Learn more about how to download free ebooks, eaudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, study, and live chat with librarians at: http://bit.ly/VirtualSPL2
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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