Forbes Library


COVID-19 Update

Our next steps in reopening are tied to a sustained reduction in Covid-19 cases in our area along with other safety factors.
We continue to follow all recommended precautions while also preparing to expand services when it is safer to do so.

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.