All Three Library Locations are currently Closed to the public. Book Returns are OPEN at all three locations. Please note that items will be quarantined for one week before being checked in. No overdue fines are  being charged. Librarians are available at 978-531-0100 on Monday-Thursdays  & Saturdays 9am-5pm, or by emailing

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Looking for Something New to Read, Watch or Listen To?

Welcome to Wowbrary, a weekly list of our new items that are  available to put on hold for curbside pickup!  Click on the item to see its availability in our online catalog, and check out the complete list that updates every Wednesday here!

Explore Our Collections- From Home!

Our brand new Browsing page features curated lists of new items, our favorites, and holiday and seasonal themes- all of which can be put on hold for Curbside Pickup!

Request 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:

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.