Welcome to the Lynn Public Library



The staff of the Lynn Public Library is dedicated to serving the needs of a diverse population whose interests range from scholarly research to cultural pursuits to entertainment. The Library encourages an environment where its patrons may inform, educate, and enlighten themselves. Our collection numbers almost 125,000 volumes, with over 30,000 in the Children’s Department alone. The large Reference collection is known for its emphasis on Lynn history, genealogy, the Civil War, business and law. The Circulation Department keeps current with all the best sellers.

The Lynn Public Library is one of 28 area libraries that make up the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE).

Masks are required for all patrons and staff regardless of vaccination status per the City of Lynn. We appreciate everyone’s corporation and understanding.

Library Date Night Scavenger Hunt

Visit us January 10th- February 14th for our Adult Program: Library Date Night Scavenger Hunt! Stop by the main desk for a checklist of items you and your partner need to find and check out! Complete your checklist for a chance to win our grand prize! Don’t forget to bring your library card. If you don’t have a library card or may have lost it, bring an ID or piece of mail with your name and current address to sign up for a card.

Reflections: A Photographic Exhibit by Barbara Savicky

Join us for Reflections: A Photographic Exhibition by Barbara Savicky. Barbara is a talented local photographer who works in abstract, capturing reflections on common objects. This exhibit allows the observer to form their own interpretations of each image, based on their individual perception of the work.

The Reflections exhibit will be available for viewing at the Lynn Public Library from January 14th through February 25th in the Reading Room (our fiction collection’s new home).


Winter Reading Program!

Grab your favorite hot beverage, cozy up by the fire, and settle in with a good book. After you’ve finished that book, submit a book review for your chance to win!

The Lynn Public Library’s Winter Reading Program begins on December 20th and runs until March 7th. All ages are welcome to participate. For your chance to win, all you have to do is read! Click here to learn more! 

Don’t forget to return your library items!

Do you still have a few library items at home that you have been holding onto during the pandemic? We kindly ask that our items are returned to share with other patrons. Items can be returned inside during our business hours or anytime at one of our drop boxes located outside the library. There will be no overdue fines for returned items at this time. All items will be quarantined for at least 2 business days before being checked in. Materials will still appear on your account while they are in quarantine. Items in quarantine will not accrue fines. We are not accepting donations at this time.

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Collections

We have done some rearranging! We have switched our fiction and non-fiction collections. Fiction is now located in the Reading Room (room with the mural) and the non-fiction collection is located in the Smith Room (the carpeted room). Please excuse our appearance while we do final touches and please let staff know if you need any assistance.

Get a Library Card

Do you need a library card? The Lynn Public Library is happy to help

To register for a Lynn Public Library card, just visit the library during our regular hours and have proof of your current address (your I.D. or a piece of mail), that’s all you need!

You can also apply for a provisional Lynn Public Library card and access our online resources immediately, just complete this form. A confirmation email containing your library card number will be sent to you within 48 hours and you will be able to access your account and our online resources right away! You can then pick up your permanent library card at your next visit (after providing proof of address). Click here for more information about our Provisional Card program.