Essex County Library

Find Essex County Massachusetts libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Beverly Public Library 32 Essex Street Beverly MA 01915 978-921-6062

Endicott Library 376 Hale Street Beverly MA 01915 978-927-0585

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 14 Union Street Hamilton MA 01982 978-468-5577

Haverhill City - Library 99 Main Street Haverhill MA 01830 978-373-1586

Lawrence Public Library 51 Lawrence Street Lawrence MA 01841 978-620-3600

Marblehead Town Library 235 Pleasant Street Marblehead MA 01945 781-631-1481

Mass School of Law Andover 500 Federal Street Andover MA 01810 978-681-0800

Memorial Hall Library 2 North Main Street Andover MA 01810 978-623-8401

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 1600 Osgood St West Newbury MA 01985 978-557-1050

Nevins Memorial Library 305 Broadway Methuen Town MA 01844 978-686-4080

Newburyport Public Library 94 State Street Newburyport MA 01950 978-465-4428

Noble Library Network 26 Cherry Hill Drive Danvers MA 01923 978-777-8844

Peabody Essex Museum Shop 161 Essex Street Salem MA 01970 978-745-9500

Peabody Library 82 Main Street Peabody MA 01960 978-531-0100

Rockport Library 17 School Street Rockport MA 01966 978-546-6934

Rowley Public Library PO Box 276 Rowley MA 01969 978-948-2850

Salem City Main Library 337 Essex Street Salem MA 01970 978-744-2540

Saugus Public Library 295 Central Street Saugus MA 01906 781-231-4168

Stephens Memorial Library 345 Main Street North Andover MA 01845 978-688-9505

Swampscott Public Library 61 Burrill Street Swampscott MA 01907 781-596-8867

What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.