Forbes Library


COVID-19 Update

Now offering curbside pickup!!

Announcement! Forbes Library is now offering contactless pickup for library materials!

This service will launch with us contacting patrons who had items waiting on our holds shelf when we closed the building back in March, to find out if you would still like to get those items.

We will then begin accepting new requests, by appointment only. Materials requests are limited to items on Forbes Library shelves until further notice.

Pickup appointments will be available Mondays through Fridays from 10 am until 5:30 pm.

We hope to expand this service as resources permit. More details will be available on our website the week of June 15.

Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts.

The library’s magnificent building offers a friendly, welcoming physical environment which encourages the civic, intellectual, and cultural pursuits of the public. Forbes serves as a community meeting place in which curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning are supported and nurtured. The library is open 56 hours per week, and many resources are available online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.