Contactless Library Services

The Manchester-by-the-Sea (MBTS) Public Library building remains closed and will be closed until further notice. Library Trustees and staff continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will evaluate reopening the Library when it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, the Library has several services and virtual programs for our patrons.

  • Curbside Pickup / This is a contactless service. Place holds on items through the Online Public Access Catalog.
  • Home Delivery / Patrons finding it difficult to take advantage of Curbside Pickup, can arrange to get items delivered to them.
  • Pop-UP Library / On Library Lawn for Adults, Tuesdays 1 to 3 PM; Children & Teens, Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
  • Grab and Go Mystery Book Bundle / Bags have 3-5 withdrawn books of a particular genre, i.e. mystery, romance, murder/mayhem, spies, light fiction, etc. Please DO NOT return!
  • ThinkPad Notebooks, YOGA Tablets, Hotspots / MBTS Patrons can borrow for 7 days.
  • Library Card Registration / If you are a Manchester resident and would like to avail yourself of all that your library card can offer, but you don’t have a card, register online for a temporary card.
  • Personalized Recommendation Forms / Our online readers’ advisory form will let a Library staff member create a reading list for Adults, Teens, Children.
  • Virtual Library / Free access to online resources that bring the Library to your home. Take a course, do research, stream a movie.
  • Virtual Programs and Events / See what virtually exciting, instructive offerings are available for:
  • New Book Groups