18 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940 | 781.334.5411 or 781.334.6404
Lynnfield Public Library

Reopening

The Lynnfield Public Library is pleased to announce that effective April 5, 2021, patrons will be able to browse most of the library collections, visit the Children’s Room and the Genealogy Room, and use the computers, scanner, and photocopier. Initially, services will be by appointment only, and patrons are asked to adhere to the following rules:

  1. Properly worn masks are required for all visitors. Outdoor service will be provided as a Reasonable Accommodation for people who cannot wear masks.
  2. Hand sanitizer (or immediate hand washing) is required upon entry.
  3. Visits are by appointment only and are limited to one (1) 45-minute slot per day. We ask that if you are done earlier that you leave promptly. 
  4. Please adhere to occupancy limits established in each area and follow all directional signage.
  5. Continue to maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet between parties, including library staff.
  6. All children must remain with caregivers at all times.

 

Appointments can be made online on the Library’s calendar or by calling 781-334-5411.

Front Door Service will continue on three days for those patrons who prefer not to come into the Library.

The 10-11am appointment hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays has been designated for senior citizens and people with health concerns. 

To begin your browsing from home, check out our Online Browsing Page.

Available Services

Browsing (by appointment)
Books, CDs, DVDs, Video Games
Computers (by appointment)
Front Door Service Pickup (by appointment)
Genealogy Room (by appointment)
Library Staff assistance
Magazines
Online Resources
Photocopies
Printer
Returning Materials
Virtual Programming

Unavailable Services
Art/coloring supplies
Children’s Room computers
Toys/Puppets
Train table
Extended studying or working sessions
Group visits
“Hands on” technology assistance
In person programs
Item donations
Most seating
Newspapers
Tutoring
Typewriter
Volunteering

Children’s Room Appointments: 

All kids using the Children’s Room need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and children over the age of two need to wear masks. Unmasked children under the age of two need to be in a car seat, stroller, or held/worn by the adult at all times during the visit. Please note that there are no toys, art supplies, or items for play in the Children’s Room – visits are restricted to borrowing materials only. 

Middle-schoolers and high schoolers using the Young Adult area are welcome to make a general browsing appointment or contact Lauren at lfox@noblenet.org.

Appointment Schedule: 

April Schedule of Services

Other Information:

Please note that the Library may need to close at short notice because of staff shortages due to illness or quarantine periods. We also will need to close if we are notified of a positive COVID-19 case in close contact. We will post the closure information on social media, the library doors (if possible), and our website. If you have any concerns, please call ahead of your visit.

If you have set up an appointment and start feeling ill, please do not come to your appointment. Call or email us and we can reschedule your appointment for when you are feeling better.

Due to our lack of meeting space in the Library, programming will continue to be virtual until we can come up with an alternative that allows us to be spaced apart. We are looking forward to having activities outside this summer!

We continue to quarantine materials when they are returned, and we are required to quarantine items that you touch during your visit if you don’t end up borrowing them. Please use the red quarantine bins that are in various locations in the Library. The outdoor book return is available after hours. Items will remain on your account until the quarantine period (currently 72 hours for returned items) is over.