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
Jun. 25
Driftwood Mobile Craft 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library

Bring a bit of the ocean into your home! Make unique driftwood moibles to decorate your space. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 28
In-Person Family 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! 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. El personal de Servicios para Jóvenes está muy entusiasmado de reiniciar los cuentos en persona. 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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Jul. 01
Craft & Chat: Casual Drop-In Social for Adults11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Adults, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided--you just need to bring the conversation!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 02
Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids with their grown-ups are invited for an hour of unstructured Lego play at the library. Legos are provided. Bring your imagination! No sign-ups are necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 04
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

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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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