Dear Reader,

We now have expanded contactless pickup hours, no appointment needed! 

Contactless Pickup:

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 a.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 

Returning Items:

Please note, the book drop is still closed but you may return items in the Newton Street vestibule during the times noted above. 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.

Take care,

Anna Shaw, Library Director

Mango water bottles filled with candyAttention Teens! Now that school is back in full swing, homework is too. Are you familiar with the many resources the Library has to support you and your academic studies? Access the Wrangle the Resources Challenge now through September 29. Participants will have an opportunity to complete a number of tasks, gaining exposure to many of the Library’s resources along the way. The first 4 participants to complete the Challenge will receive a Mango water bottle full of sweets! While water bottles are limited, the candy is not. So, even if you are not one of the first 4 participants to complete the Challenge, you will receive a prize once your Challenge is submitted!

BookPage September 2020 CoverThe September issue of BookPage is available! Access your favorite book review publication online. Or, next time you stop by the Library to pick up your items via our contactless pickup service, take a copy of the recent issue home! If something catches your eye, visit the catalog to place a hold on items that you would like to borrow!




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Have you had an opportunity to read our latest eNewsletter? Access the September eNewsletter, September Happenings, right now! It is full of great information including upcoming virtual programming for adults, teens, and children. If you would like to receive the eNewsletter directly in your inbox, email to subscribe.



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Now that venues are beginning to open, don’t forget to check out a museum pass from the library! To learn more about the passes available for borrowing and borrowing guidelines, please visit our Museum Passes page.

Please note, many of the hours of operations and procedures for admittance have changed for each of the venues as a result of COVID-19. Please check the website of the venue you would like to visit for more information regarding scheduling a visit prior to borrowing a library pass.

The Museum Pass Program is funded by The Friends of the Beaman Library.


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Are you having difficulty using Library databases, websites or apps? Would you like a tutorial on how to use Zoom so you are able to participate in one of our book groups? We are here to help! Email us or call 508-835-3711 to set up an appointment!



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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