Essex County Library

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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

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