Hours & Directions



Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 1pm – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm (Closed Saturdays July through Labor Day)
Seasonal Sunday Hours: 1pm-5pm [See note below about seasonal Sunday hours]

Seasonal Sunday hours are now in session for the 2015-2016 season. We thank the generosity of memorial gifts in Mary Ellen Otto’s name for this opportunity to offer expanded services. Mary Ellen Otto was a dedicated trustee, an enthusiastic library patron, and a good friend to many in our community. Her kindness, and that of her friends and peers, continues on in the Manchester Library.  

The Library is open seasonally on Sundays and closed seasonally on Saturdays, July-Labor Day and closed on national holidays. On rare occasions the Library closes early for special events.  Also, in storm emergencies the Library may be closed.  Please call ahead when in doubt,  978-526-7711.


Take Route 128 north to exit 15, turn right onto School Street. At the end of School Street you will see the Library across the street on the left … but …  turn right and then take your first left for free public parking located behind the Town Hall. Or 
Take Route 127 north to the center of town. Turn right before the Town Hall to park.

The Library is located between Church St. and Chapel Lane.

Manchester by-the-Sea Public Library