Library Board of Directors

The Newburyport Public Library is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors. The Mayor is the Chairman ex–officio, the President of the City Council is an ex-officio member, there are three trustees of the Building Fund who are self–perpetuating members of the Board, seven board members are appointed for seven year terms, and the Head Librarian is Secretary to the Board.

Click here to visit the city page with more information, which includes audio / visuals of our most recent board meeting.

City Preliminary Election Voting Location

The library will be a polling place for residents of Ward 2 on Tuesday, September 19th. Residents can cast their vote from 7am to 8pm in the Program Room. Staff will be here to direct residents to the Program Room during the early morning hours the library is closed.

We are excited to offer residents of Ward 2 a place to vote this year and ask that our regular library patrons excuse the increased foot traffic coming in and out of the building throughout the day.

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: https://www.newburyportpl.org/archives/visit-us/, or give us a call: 978-465-4428 x231.

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 Monday, April 15th for Patriot's Day.
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