Salem Public Library is open to the public at the Main Library, 585 Liberty St. SE. Open hours are:

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday & Saturday

1-5 p.m. Sunday

In addition, contactless Curbside Service by appointment is available from 10-11 a.m. Sundays. The library is closed to the public during Curbside Service.

The outdoor book return at the Main Library is available 24/7.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, is open:

 12-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks and other virtual library services are available.

Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

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

​​Schedule a Curbside Visit

What’s happening
May 22
Spring Book Sale - Friends of Salem Public Library1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Friends of Salem Public Library Spring Book Sale is back! We have been saving our books for this popular event. From children’s, nonfiction, classic literature and genre, we have it at this two-weekend sale!

  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22

Shoppers can browse thousands of gently used and like-new curated books, with prices of $1.25 for hardcover, 75 cents for paperback, 50 cents for children’s and teens. Audio Visual items are 50 cents to $1! Choices include fiction and nonfiction books in all genres, and recent bestsellers. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks.

Our Spring Book Sale is the Friends of Salem Public Library’s major fundraiser each year. Volunteers staff our Spring and Fall Book Sales, and many volunteer year-round. For more information about our sale, our store, or volunteering please call 503-362-1755 or contact us through our website:

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 24
In-Person Bilingual Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Join us this week for our monthly bilingual edition in English and Spanish. Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis. Este semana es una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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The War on Ukraine: Voices of Resistance5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

A timely presentation on the war in Ukraine from Sarah Clovis Bishop, Willamette University's Associate Professor of Russian. Her talk will highlight the war's impact on ordinary citizens and their acts of dissent.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Art Creation & Conversation for Teens5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Middle and high school-aged youth are invited for a very chill time of chatting on Zoom while creating art. Bring your own supplies to create art that makes you happy. Toward the end, everyone will have a (totally optional) chance to show/talk about what they made. Interested? Sign up to get the Zoom login information by email on the day of the event.

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 30
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Contact us

Salem Public Library

Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Curbside Service Hours (by appointment only; library building closed to the public):
Sunday 10-11 a.m.


Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, and study.
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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