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Salem Public Library

585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
+1 503-588-6052
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Plenty of things to do

Such a fun spot for a solo visit or to meet up with a friend. Plenty to see. Plenty to do free... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Becca S
Sarasota, Florida
Book Heaven

Once you walk into the library you are surrounded by so many books, magazines, CD's & videos you... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Christine W
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585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
+1 503-588-6052
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such a fun spot for a solo visit or to meet up with a friend. Plenty to see. Plenty to do free. Beautiful stop to read in a quiet setting.

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Once you walk into the library you are surrounded by so many books, magazines, CD's & videos you don't know where to look first. The staff are very knowledgeable and so friendly. They can help you locate anything. Very comfortable lounge area and a gift/coffee...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Our family visits the Salem Public Library at least once a month if not more often. My kids are comfortable in the children's section & make a beeline for their favorite sections of books: dinosaurs & princesses! The library also offers a Discovery Room that...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This library truly tries to give the visitor everything it possibly can; events and activities for all ages, books for everything imaginable, a thrift store, well-versed library staff, book sales, and help in every department. We LOVE the Salem Public Library! It truly has something...More

Thank Terri W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This library has book sections for all ages. Sometimes popular writers and speakers are there. Programs for kids are available in all ages. Parking is plentiful, altho there are parking meters to feed.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I used to LOVE libraries. I loved roaming the aisles looking for books and new stories. Now I have Netflix. So... I got lazy. I'll admit it. Here's what I like about this library: It's not just a library. See, it appears that someone over...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Yes the kids love the library but there are attractions for adults too! The staff is really helpful in helping you find answers to any topic. Stop in sometime and see for yourself.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This library is such a great experience. I have been taking my 6 yr old grandson here to pick out a pile of books for him to read and me to read. He is looking forward to going again after each pile have been finished....More

Thank V883RYlynns
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent large library walking distance from the Grand Hotel. Small but nice public gardens with ponds adjacent to library. Parking meters so bring change

Thank Newbergians
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The public library has many of the amenities we expect in a library. A good local history section. They lack good microfilm services, and the reader is in serious need of servicing, and have no/few archives. Some online content for photos. Open regular hours during...More

Thank David L
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Questions & Answers
27 May 2015|
Response from BJ T | Property representative |
You can get a library card by going to the Salem central library or to the West Salem branch library. You will need to bring a current photo ID that shows your current street address. You can also go onto the library... More