The Newburyport Public Library offers a variety of materials, study resources, fun programs, and space for tweens and teens. Access computers and wi-fi, borrow a charger, check out the latest top titles, get personalized recommendations and more in the Teen Space.
Library cards are free to Newburyport residents ages 5 and up. A photo ID and proof of residency or ownership of Newburyport property is required. Young adults without a photo ID must show proof of residency to obtain a library card.
Residents of towns outside Newburyport must obtain library cards from their hometown library. Find additional library card information here.
School Visits and Tours
How to arrange a visit
The library must consider staffing constraints, available space, and other programs before accommodating class visits. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance. To arrange a visit, contact Allison Privitera, Head of Children’s & Teen Services, at (978-465-4428 x 4) at least 48 hours before you hope to visit, even if you are not seeking a tour or other engagement from staff.
Please remind students of the following expectations prior to every visit:
- Teachers, please check in with library staff upon arrival. We will advise you about where students should leave their personal effects that day so that they don’t create tripping hazards. Students should be mindful at all times that there are patrons in the building trying to work, access materials, and enjoy a pleasant and calm environment.
- Books in the library are organized in a very specific way. Students should not attempt to reshelve a book if they don’t know exactly where it goes.
- Students should bring their physical library cards with them to the Library. We have the capability to look up accounts (provided it is the student’s own card and not that of a caregiver), but this can be very time-consuming. The physical card eliminates that issue.