We are excited to announce that we are offering browsing on the main floor of the Library and in the Children's Room! (*The Children's Room is open for browsing only - play time is not permitted at this time.) You may visit the Library to browse during the following hours:

  • Stack of booksTuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Please note, browsing will not be available between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Please refer to the following guidelines when visiting the Library to browse:

  • You must wear a properly fitting face mask that covers your mouth and nose for the duration of your visit.
  • Please enter by coming up the ramp on the Newton Street side of the Library.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter.
  • Please abide by appropriate social distancing guidelines while browsing the collection and while waiting to check out materials.
  • Please be mindful of the floor labels directing the flow of traffic through the areas accessible for browsing.
  • Please keep your visit to 30 minutes.
  • A computer will be available for searching the catalog only. However, please keep in mind that the staff's ability to find and retrieve items that are not readily available in the browsable areas may be limited.
  • Please exit through the front doors.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing), have been advised to quarantine or been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not visit the Library.

In addition, computers and a printer/copier are available for use in the Stiles Room. You may visit the Stiles Room to use the computer and/or printer during the following hours:

  • Computer with many iconsTuesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 10:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Please note, computers will not be available between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Please refer to the following guidelines when visiting the Library to use the computers and/or printer:

  • Please park on Central Street so that you may easily access the Stiles Room entrance.
  • Bring your library card with you so that you may log in to the computer.
  • You must wear a properly fitting face mask that covers your mouth and nose for the duration of your visit.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter the Stiles Room.
  • There will be instructions on your assigned computer.
  • You may use the computer for 30 minutes with an option to extend your session up to 30 minutes.
  • If you intend to use the printer/copier, please bring exact change with you. The cost of use is $0.15 per page, black and white only.
  • The machine accepts $1 bills, $5 bills and coins, and makes change in coins only. Coins are in short supply, so we appreciate you bringing exact change whenever possible.
  • There will be no restroom access in the Library.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Staff will be available for technical assistance via phone or chat only. If you need additional help, you are welcome to bring along a person to help you during your appointment time.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing) or been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to quarantine, please do not visit the Library.

You must have a library card that is current and in good standing to use these services If you do not have a library card or need help renewing your card or resolving fines, we can help!

Thank you for your patience as we work hard to expand our services! Library staff will continue to offer our other services, including contactless pickup and Beaman Book Bundles for patrons of all ages. For more complete details regarding all services, questions or concerns, please call the staff at 508-835-3711.

Person Painting at Easel Virtual Art ShowJoin Beaman Memorial Public Library on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. for a Virtual Art Show! We are inviting artists of all ages to submit a photograph of their work for inclusion in our art show on Zoom! Please include information about the materials used, size and inspiration behind the work. You will be invited to share your stories in a virtual art show opening as well! To participate, please email ksuffin@cwmars.org no later than April 30.


 

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CW MARS is pleased to announce the addition of over 3,000 magazine titles to our OverDrive Collection and the Libby mobile app, including many popular titles about news, finance, health, home and food. The best thing about the magazines is that they are always available and there are never any holds or waiting. Take a look at this blog post to view the Top 10 Magazine Titles and an FAQ page about the magazines available.
 
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!

Gale One File Don't Just Google It

Don't just Google it! Google is often the go-to source for research, but the results aren’t always accurate. Fortunately, Beaman Library offers Gale OneFile collections, so you can freely access trusted content from leading magazines, newspapers, and journals. To start exploring the many databases offered, visit our online Research Databases now!

Libby CircleBorrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more.

If you are reading on an older device or a Fire tablet, want to view our selection of streaming videos, or require the use of a screen reader, you can enjoy our digital collection using the classic OverDrive app. If using a computer, you may also choose to discover titles using our library catalog or our digital collection website.

Getting Started & FAQs

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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