Archival Center Now Open

We are excited to share the good news—the Archival Center is again available for public access. All Archival services are available on a walk-in or appointment basis.

Please pardon our dust as we await a few finishing touches over the next few weeks with some new furniture.

Find out more about our Archival Center here:, or give us a call: 978-465-4428 x231.

Thank you, Friends!

A hearty thanks to the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library and all of the amazing visitors for making the 2023 Spring Great Old Book Sale a huge success! The Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer organization whose work supports a number of library resources including programs, museum passes, books, furniture, Archival Center materials, digital databases, special projects and more.

Whether you’re a Friend of the Newburyport Public Library, an avid reader, or a Friends volunteer, your patronage makes all the difference in supporting these great community services. You helped raise almost $11,000 in proceeds! Thank you for your support!

Want to get involved? Visit the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library website here:

Social Service Drop-in Support

The City’s licensed professional social worker Trish Boateng offers regular drop-in hours at the Newburyport Public for any Newburyport resident who may need assistance on behalf of the City of Newburyport. Consultations and referrals are confidential and free to all. Get connected with assistance for food, housing, transportation, health, child care, or other necessities.

Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room

Time: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm

Availability: First-come, first-served. Evening hours can be accommodated by appointment only.

See our event calendar for additional information.

The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 27, and Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, at 9 AM.
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