All Three Library Locations are CLOSED until further notice.

***Library items may be kept until we re-open with no overdue fines.***

We will be monitoring Library voicemail at 978-531-0100 x38, and email at if you have any questions or concerns.

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The Physical Library may be Closed, but our Online Library is Always Open!

The Peabody Institute Library hopes that you’re able to stay connected, entertained, and challenged during these hard times. We’ve put together a list of our favorite online resources for you and your family, and we’re adding new databases to expand the selection. Through the library, you can get FREE access to everything from ebooks and audiobooks, to foreign movies, kid’s tv series, crafting how-to’s, and geneaology research. For children’s resources, check out the amazing lists of things to do online that our Children’s Library has put together. Stay well, and we hope to see you in person soon! 

Need a Library Card?

Fill out this form to request a temporary library card number, and get full access to all of our online resources! We’ll email you back a library card number and PIN within a day or so. When we re-open, simply come in to any of our locations with proof of address. We hope you enjoy our resources, and that we’ll get a chance to meet you in person soon. Welcome to the Peabody Institute Library!

Access all of our online databases and resources here: 

Celebrate Pride Month with the Peabody Institute Library

Check out our recommended books and movies curated by our librarians to help you celebrate Pride Month wherever you are. Click the “Libby & Overdrive” link below  to view and borrow any of our selections. 

The Best of Your Library- At Home!

Libby & Overdrive

Ebook and audiobooks, delivered straight to your computer, tablet, phone, Ereader, or just about any mobile device.

Check out our Pride Month book list available throughout the entire month of June. 

NEW! 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. You’ll need your library card number to create an account. 


 Ebooks, Audiobooks, Comics, Music and Movies- always available (no wait lists!) and watchable/readable on any device or smart TV. Popular and recent fiction and nonfiction, Disney music and read-along storybooks, Big Nate comic books, History Channel documentaries, Paw Patrol episodes, and more- Hoopla really does have it all (a Library Staff favorite!)

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

NEW! RBDigital Entertainment

Get access to AcornTV (British film and tv), Pongalo (Spanish language tv and film), Qello (over 15 full-length concerts and music documentaries), and IndieFlix (movies and tv). You’ll need your library card number to create an account.


Independent and foreign films, shows, Sesame Street, and The Great Courses, always available and watchable on any device or smart TV. Home Access is Now Available!

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.