Newburyport Public Library

94 State Street

The Newburyport Public Library was founded in 1854. It opened to public in 1855 in a room in City Hall. The library relocated to the Tracy Mansion in 1865 and opened to the public there on January 1, 1866. Between October 1999 and May 2001, the library moved to an interim location, the Newburyport Public Library at The Anvil Rock Farm, as the $6.8m renovation of the Tracy Mansion and adjoining expanded library facility moved forward. A newly renovated and expanded Newburyport Public Library at 94 State Street reopened on May 6, 2001, and since this date has made welcome between 800 and 900 people each day. The library offers a full range of services to meet the information-seeking, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the greater Newburyport area community within a fully accessible 21st century library facility, and is open 70 hours each week.


Tom Landergan

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017
The staff are are always eager to help. I feel that we are lucky to have such a great library in our town. Visit some of the other libraries in the area and you'll see how fortunate we are to have a modern facility with staff that are professional and knowledgeable about all of the resources that are available there. I've lived in Newburyport for over 25 years and the people that work at the library have made every visit a pleasant experience.

Jamie Phillips

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
The staff are so friendly and helpful. It's such a wonderful place to be.

Lyndi Lanphear

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017
Check out afternoon movies at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Great selection and they are free!

Bennett Tansey

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Great library! Friendly and informative staff!

Carol Chruniak

Monday, April 17, 2017
Account does not show when book is due Account does not show what date you took book out Account does not show how to renew book.