The Goodnow Library will be closed from March 16-March 29. We know that this is an inconvenience for many of you, but we believe that this is the best way to preserve the health and safety of the public and the staff.


The library staff will be available by phone (978-443-1035) and by email ([email protected]) from 9-5, Monday-Friday.


If you want to skip the recorded message and get straight to a person, here are some direct numbers you can use:


  • Circulation: 978-440-5530
  • Reference: 978-440-5520
  • Children’s: 978-440-5540


If you’re not sure which number is best for your question, don’t worry—we’ll happily transfer you to the right department!


During the two-week closing, our book drops will be open. If, however, you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms, please hold onto your library materials until you are well and out of quarantine. The library will waive your overdue fines and extend due dates. Please don’t worry about fines. This applies even if you simply feel safer staying home.


We have many resources, below, that are available to you from any computer, tablet or smartphone.


Hoopla: for eBooks, digital audio books, comic books, TV, movies, and music with no waiting lists, try Hoopla. You can borrow 5 items per card, per month. You can access Hoopla from or through the Hoopla Digital App.


Libby/OverDrive: Overdrive and Libby offers patrons unlimited access to digital books, audiobooks, and magazines. The Overdrive app or also has a collection of streaming video. For mobile devices, we recommend the free Libby app as the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines. Overdrive/Libby has an extensive collection of content, but you might find that some titles are already checked out by other patrons- that’s OK, just place a hold.


Kanopy: Kanopy is a collection of thousands of instantly-available movies, shows, and documentaries that can be streamed online, through the Kanopy app, or through a number of streaming devices. Compatible systems include Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Kanopy offers classic films from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS, independent and world cinema, and curated lists. To get started, go to or download the app on your mobile device.


Additionally, we offer a variety of databases, including access to popular resources like the New York Times and Mango Languages and Consumer Reports.


You must have a library card and pin number to access these services. If you are experiencing trouble with accessing any of our digital library services, please call the library at 978-440-5520 and we will be happy to assist you.