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.
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
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.
Anna Shaw, Library Director
February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, "an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history" (History.com, 2021). "From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter, it is vital to understand our history so that we can impact our future" (Beanstack, 2021). To "learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America" join Beaman Library's Black History Month community reading challenge (Beanstack, 2021)!
To get started visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page. If you are new to Beanstack, you can register yourself and/other other member(s) of your household. If you have previously registered with Beanstack, simply log in. Once registered or signed in, join the Black History Month Challenge. Now you may start logging the number of minutes you spend reading or completing the activities related to Black History Month, earning badges along the way! The suggested activities provide a number of excellent resources for both you and your family!
Log in and get started today! Help us reach a goal of 1,000 minutes of reading related to Black History Month as a community this month!
Febrary is Love Your Library Month! While we here at the Library have our reasons why we love what we do - mostly working with you! - we want to hear what you love about the Library. Next time you stop by the Library, take one of the postcards available in the Newton Street vestibule home. Once home, write down all of the reasons why you love your Library on the pre-stamped postcard and mail it back to us. We can’t wait to receive all of our ‘love letters’! **While supplies last**
Borrow 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
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 email@example.com.
Attention 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!