Contactless Pickup is available at the Main Library Tue-Thu & Sat from 10am-4pm. Librarians are available at 978-531-0100 Mon-Thu & Sat from 9am-5pm, or by emailing All three Library locations are currently closed to the public. Book returns are open at all three locations.

Click here to read an update regarding Winter services from the Library Director.  

Book Groups

The Peabody Institute Library currently coordinates 9 Book Discussion Groups throughout the city. Each group meets on a monthly basis, unless otherwise noted.

City Hall Book Group (1st Wednesday at 12:30 pm, for City Employees, Contact: Library Director)

Historical Book Group (2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm. West Branch, Contact: Senior West Branch Librarian)

Living Your Best Life Book Group (3rd Tuesday of the Monday at 6:30pm, South Branch, Contact: Senior South Branch Librarian)

Page to Screen Book Group (First Monday of the Month at 5:30pm, Main Library, Contact: Senior Adult Services Librarian)

Queer Book Group (2nd Thursday of the Month at 6:30pm, Main Library, Ccontact: Senior Adult Services Librarian)

South Branch Book Group (Last Thursday at 1:00 pm, South Branch, Contact: Senior South Branch Librarian)

South Branch Super Sleuths (1st Thursday at 1:00 pm, South Branch, Contact: Senior South Branch Librarian)

Torigian Center Book Group (1st Tuesday at 9:30 am. Torigian Community Life Center, Contact: Library Director)

West Branch Book Group (2nd Thursday at 1:30 p.m., West Branch, Contact: Senior West Branch Librarian)