Per the Peabody Board of Health, masks covering the nose and mouth must again be worn while inside the Library and all City of Peabody buildings. Thank you for helping to keep Peabody healthy!

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Services & Collections

Local History & Archives

Local history, archives, and genealogy resources, available online & in the historic Eben Dale Sutton Room at the Main Library.

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!

Museum Passes

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

Online Resources

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

Featured Programs & Events

Calendar of Events

Yoga with Kelley

2nd Floor Tech Lab

Thursday, October 21st, 11:00am

Join Kelley Rae Unger for a gentle yoga class at the Main Library. Appropriate for those newer to yoga and those who have been practicing for a while, the class will emphasize slow, safe movement, and mind-body awareness

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

*Outside* in the Main Library Courtyard

Thursday, October 21st, 5:00pm

Your stuffed animals are invited to a slumber party at the library!  Make their bed at the Library, then follow along on Facebook to see photos of the stuffed animals’ overnight library adventures!

Trick or Treat at PIL!

At ALL 3 Library Locations!

Thursday, October 28th, 4:00-7:00pm

Children under 12 can visit the Main Library, the South Branch Library, or the West Branch Library from 4pm to 7pm to Trick-or-Treat for goodie bags and take home craft kits. Costumes are encouraged!

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.

Hoopla

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!

Kanopy

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

Ancestry.com

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