Note to our patrons on Coronavirus

In response to Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Order No. 13, issued on March 23, 2020, the Stoneham Public Library will be closed until further notice.  Staff will be working remotely and performing as many essential functions as possible. We are offering remote access to and a variety of others digital and streaming services. Staff can be contacted by email addresses available on the Library’s website with questions and more details.

Please note the following updates:

1. The Library book drop is now closed. Patrons and other residents should hold on to all Library materials until the Library has reopened.  A plan for reopening will be developed and shared.

2. Due dates have been extended, now until May 18th, and overdue fees will not be charged during the closure. Items that have already been returned have been taken care of.

3. Items on hold that have not been picked up will be held until the Library is able to provide access.

4. Library cards whose expiration date between March 1 and April 30, 2020 have been extended for 60 days.

5. Finally, Overdrive and most other electronic resources do not block access to patrons who are currently blocked in the Library’s system.

We are setting up or performing:

1. a variety of online programs, including book groups, recorded songs, story times, and more for both children and adults

2. highlighting different online resources, including Hoopla, Mango, and a wealth of online databases – Ask us for help in setting up and using these resources sooner by emailing the Library at, so you will continue to have access to information.

If something changes or is done on a Town-wide level, we will be sure to let you know, as the Library can and will follow any safety precautions the Town takes.

When the Library is able to reopen, we will advertise widely.  For now, please be safe and stay healthy!