Curbside Reopens 6/22

The library will be opening on Monday, June 22nd from 10-4 for curbside service ( window ). Patrons can call the Reference Desk at 781-596-8867 (ext. 3304) to request books for pickup starting on 6/22 @10am.

Patrons can also request materials by email at or go online at and search materials through our catalog to make requests. Patrons will have to have their library card with them when they come to the window to pick up their materials. Also they must wear masks when coming to retrieve materials. Books will be able to be returned into the book drop beginning Monday, June 22nd. These materials will be quarantined for one week and then be checked in and removed from patrons’ accounts.

There will be no fines applied to patrons’ accounts.

Home delivery of materials will begin on Monday, June 29th.

The library hours will be Monday – Friday 10-4. These hours are tentative and may be changed to accommodate the needs of our library patrons.

Библиотека  начнет работать с

понедельника  22 июня с 10 до 4 часов, однако, двери библиотеки не будут открыты для посетителей –  выдача книг будет производиться через окно у входа.

Читатели могут звонить по телефону

781-596-8867 (добавочный 3304)   чтобы

заказать книги и  позже получить их через окно. Читатели также могут прислать заказ по электронной почте  или заказать через каталог.

При получении книг – библиотечная карточка  и МАСКА  необходимы.

Возвращать книги – через ящик для возврата начиная с 22 июня.  Книги будут на карантине в течение недели, после этого они будут  приняты и списаны со счета.   Штрафов не будет.

Временное расписание  работы библиотеки

Понедельник – Пятница  с 10 до 4

From Alyce & staff

Dear Swampscott Residents,

During this unprecedented health emergency, the Swampscott Public Library is grateful for the continued support and connections we have throughout the Swampscott community.

Our library services changed dramatically when the Governor declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts and issued a stay at home advisory to all residents. Borrowing physical materials stopped, but we quickly showed patrons how to access books and other materials digitally. Story hours, book discussion group meetings, children’s music performances, crafting sessions and even knitting circles have all transitioned to online events with YouTube and Zoom. We added other online services and activities too, including a podcast with author interviews and book reviews, online guided meditations and more.

We’re very grateful that our patrons continue participating in these library activities — it’s this sense of community that will help us through this crisis. (And if these activities sound interesting to you, please join us! Links and schedules are available on our website and Facebook page.)

We’ve long known that libraries fill an important role in our communities and it’s been inspiring to see how they’ve adapted to this new environment. I’m very proud of our staff who transitioned to working from home and offered innovative solutions for providing our resources, materials and services remotely and suggesting new, relevant services and activities to benefit our patrons.

Despite the success we’ve experienced with the virtual library services, we can’t wait to be back in our beautiful town library. We’re giving a lot of thought to re-opening safely and are communicating with town officials to make that happen.

In the meantime, we hope that you – and those you care about – are healthy and well and we invite you to join us online.

Alyce Deveau

Director, Swampscott Public Library

COVID-19 Resources

If English is not your first language and you’re looking for information on the disease, please visit this website.

Если английский не является вашим родным языком и вам нужна информация о COVID-19, посетите этот веб-сайт.

Si el inglés no es su lengua materna y necesita información sobre COVID-19, visite este sitio web.

Family Law during the Covid-19 crisis

These links may be useful for those who need help with issues of domestic violence, child support, custody and visitation rights. Also check our Family Law podcast with local attorney Sherry Smith.

Greater Boston Legal Services, Northeast legal services,, The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and Hawc.

The Trial Courts can be reached at their helpline, 1-833-91COURT. It is available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.