During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Athenaeum has continued to adapt and offer services to members and the public.
The Athenaeum is now open during normal library hours. View the current exhibit in the Wendt Room and use the reading room for up to one half-hour per visit. Members may browse in the stacks to select their own books to check out. Masks and social distancing are required. We also ask everyone to sign in for contract tracing.
Curbside Book Service and Delivery
No-contact delivery (within 5 miles of the Athenaeum) and curbside pickup of books is available to members Tuesday–Saturday.
Learn more and request a book today!
The grounds of the Athenaeum are open during daylight hours. Enter via the Botts Court gate. Masks and social distancing are required. Pets must be kept on leash.
As the pandemic unfolds, best practices for the library continue to evolve. All borrowing policies are subject to change without notice.
Many of the Athenaeum’s existing groups have continued to meet online. For a list of active groups, and joining information, visit the Online Groups page.
We continue to offer a variety of lectures, workshops, and other programs online, mostly via Zoom. Visit the calendar for upcoming events.
COVID-19 Browsing Basics at the Athenaeum
Curbside Book Request/Delivery
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All lectures, concerts, workshops, and groups are now online. Please check this website for updates on times and login credentials.
Summer Salon Online: Christine Thomson
Summer Salon: Storytelling—RAIN DATE
Salem Literary Festival