Dear Reader,

We have further expanded our services, in addition to our ongoing contactless pickup. Library staff are now offering printing, copying and faxing services on a limited appointment basis. To learn more, please read these instructions.

Contactless Pickup:

Please use the online catalog to login to your account and place holds. Until automatic notices are turned on, we will call you to let you know when your items are available for pickup. Once you have received a phone call, you will have 7 days to pick up your items. Items not picked up after 7 days will be returned to circulation.The Newton Street vestibule lobby will be open for pickup and returns during these times:

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please follow these instructions for everyone’s safety:

1. Park on the Newton Street side of the Library.
2. Prior to arrival, check items that you are returning for personal items and to ensure that all parts are included.
3. Put on your mask.
4. Use the ramp to enter the Library vestibule.
5. If there is someone else in the space, please wait until they exit before you enter.
6. Return items to the box marked “returns” and pick up the paper bag with your name on it. Out of an abundance of caution we recommend that you wait 48 hours prior to opening the bag.
7. Exit through the opposite door, using the stairs, if you are able.
8. Any items not picked up within 7 days will be returned to circulation.
9. If you have any questions, or need us to bring items out to your trunk please call us at 508-835-3711 

Returning Items:

Please return items to the box labeled "returns" in the Newton Street vestibule. If the vestibule is closed, you may leave items in the book drop. Any items returned will be quarantined prior to check-in so they may appear "checked out" on your record for up to two weeks while we process them. There will be no fines charged for the quarantine period, and once items are processed the actual return date will be reflected.

Please note we are unable to accept book donations at this time. 

Please continue to check the website for the latest information. If you would like more regular communications about the Library's reopening, sign up for the Library Services Update email list here. As always, please contact us at 508-835-3711 if you have questions or need help!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation to ensure safety for all.

Take care,

Anna Shaw, Library Director

Chill Out with a Cool Read on Libby graphicBeaman Library helped CW MARS reach a record-breaking 1.8 million digital book checkouts in 2020. For CW MARS, this accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of ebooks and audiobooks, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. CW MARS, consisting of 150 libraries in central and western Massachusetts including Beaman Memorial Public Library, is one of 102 public library systems worldwide that surpassed one million checkouts (complete list here).
Beaman Library and other CW MARS member libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Visit Overdrive or Libby to access your preferred app and borrow items from our digital collection!

Freegal music logoHave you tried Freegal? Through the end of March 2021, this free music service allows Beaman Library patrons unlimited streaming services 24 hours a day and five free music downloads per week! Listeners can search the Freegal database containing millions of songs or listen to any of the featured playlists that are updated regularly, such as this holiday playlist! To learn more, visit Freegal's FAQ page. Once you are ready to try the service, call the Library at 508-835-3711 to sign up!

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Have you had an opportunity to read our latest eNewsletter? Access the January eNewsletter now! It is full of great information including upcoming virtual programming for adults, teens, and children. If you would like to receive the eNewsletter directly in your inbox, email to subscribe.



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The January issue of BookPage is available! Access the most recent issue online. Or next time you stop by the Library take a copy of the most recent issue home! If something catches your eye, visit the online catalog to place a hold on items that you would like to borrow!



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Have you had an opportunity to renew your Friends of the Beaman Library membership? The period to renew your membership for the upcoming year is now active. You may renew your membership online via PayPal. If you prefer, you can fill out this form and return it to the Library with your membership fee. As this upcoming year marks the 40th anniversary of the Friends, a special membership level is available for only $40.00! If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer your time to the Friends, please email


For YouAttention Adults and Teens! Are you ready for something new to read? If so, this is the perfect opportunity to request a Beaman Book Bundle! By filling out this form, Library Staff can create a surprise bundle just for you! We hope you will use this as an opportunity not only to read your favorite authors and genres but also to try something new. We will use the information you provide on the form to do our best to find titles that meet your criteria. Staff will base their selections on their knowledge of the authors, and descriptions of the items. If you are looking for something specific please call us at 508-835-3711 so we can get a better idea of what you would like. Ready to get started? Fill out this form now! If you would like to request a bundle for a child, please visit the Children's Room page.

We are so happy that you're reading with us!


Vestibule Hours

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Availability

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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To register for a new library card, complete the online registration form. Once complete, a staff member will follow up to complete the process. Please note, this is for new library cards only. If you need to renew an existing card or replace a lost card, call the Library at 508-835-3711. For more details, visit our library card page.

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