While the Salem Free Public Library is closed, our 3D Printer is on loan to Dr. Christopher Wiles and his team at UCONN Health where it is running around the clock to make life-saving PPE for hospital employees in Connecticut.

3D Printer


  • As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, the Salem Free Public Library is closed to the public until further notice.
  • All meetings and programs previously scheduled to be held at the library through the end of May are cancelled. The Friends of Salem Library Spring Plant and Used Book Sale is also cancelled.
  • All Salem materials currently checked out will not accrue fines while the library remains closed. The book drop is also closed, so please hold onto library materials until the building reopens. In addition, the Friends of Salem Library are not currently accepting donations of physical materials at this time.
  • Use your Salem library card to access ebooks and downloadable audiobooks while the library is closed. Simply go to "Catalogs and Online Services" and click on "Overdrive" to get started. 
  • Staff will be available to answer phone messages and email inquiries only during limited weekday hours.
  • Please email the library at: or call us at: 860-859-1130. 
  • Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you all continued good health.

Guide to COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

State of Connecticut COVID-19 Information

Local information from The Uncas Health District

Information from the Town of Salem

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Staff Contacts

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Vicky Coffin Library Director
Sharon Geer Technical Manager & Program Coordinator