The Main Library is now open on Mondays-Thursdays 10am-4pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm! Please see for more information about browsing, computer use, and holds pickups. 

The South & West Branches are not yet open to the public. Book returns are open at all three locations.

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Services & Collections

Museum Passes

Check out free or discounted admission passes to educational, cultural or recreational organizations.

Library of Things

Browse our collection of “Things” for all ages that are available to check out at the Main Library- from wifi hotspots to ukeleles!

Browse our Collections

Browse our new releases and curated lists, and place holds on some exciting new reads!

Online Resources

Use your library card to access ebooks, audiobooks, music, streaming movies and TV shows, as well as, Rosetta Stone, CreativeBug, and more!

Featured Programs & Events

Calendar of Events

Spring Concert Series- Sol y Canto, Online via Zoom

Monday, May 17th, 7:30pm

The PIL Spring Concert Series sponsored by the Peabody Institute Library Foundation. More info at

Ballet and Contemporary for Beginners and Beyond (for Adults, Teens, and Tweens, Online via Zoom

Thursdays 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 5:30-6:30pm

Spring Greens & Culinary Herbs at Tillie’s Farm/Newhall Fields

Saturday, June 12th, 1pm-3pm

Registration required through the Peabody Rec Department

Featured & New Online Resources

Have your library card number and PIN/password ready to access these services. Some services may be limited to Peabody residents only.

NEW! Rosetta Stone Library

Rosetta Stone includes 23 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. 

NEW! Value Line Investment Survey

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. 

NEW! Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library gives you access to online courses, ebooks and practice tests for all ages and skills. Courses include career skills, computer skills, job searching, test prep for elementary, high school, college grad school and certifications, and citizenship.

CreativeBug Art & Craft Video Classes

CreativeBug is an online resource with hundreds of free arts, crafts, and design classes, tutorials, and inspirations. You can learn a new skill, brush up on existing skills, or make an entire project from start to finish using the video tutorials. 

Libby & Overdrive

Ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, delivered straight to your computer, tablet, phone, e-reader, or just about any mobile device.


Ebooks, Audiobooks, Comics, Music and Movies- always available (no wait lists!) and watchable/readable on any device or smart TV. 

You can now check out up to 20 items per month!


Independent and foreign films, shows, Sesame Street, and The Great Courses, always available and watchable on any device or smart TV.

Thanks to the generosity of and Proquest, Peabody card holders can now access from home! You’ll need your library card number and PIN to log in.