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Salem Public Library

585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
+1 503-588-6052
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Great place to catch a break and learn something

I love The Salem Library. Part of The Chemeketa Library system, the Salem Library is a multi-level... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Salem, Oregon
Free Wi Fi!

Nice, mostly quiet facility with plenty to enjoy. Many options for education and entertainment. You... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
John M
Jefferson City, Missouri
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585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love The Salem Library. Part of The Chemeketa Library system, the Salem Library is a multi-level literary paradise with onsite coffee and food service! Great location for a quick meeting or for a quiet place to collect and refresh.Great multi-media section.

Thank 60DayTour
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice, mostly quiet facility with plenty to enjoy. Many options for education and entertainment. You do pay to park, but hopefully it goes to the library.

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Came here to look up a hard to find historical book and found it. The library has tons of books and areas to sit and enjoy reading. It has many computers that one can use briefly to look up emails , get on internet for...More

Thank Falcon0822
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have been a member for decades and still love it. Well organized, great children's and teens areas. Always updating. Has it all: computers, books, cds, dvds, used book store, cafe in lower level, artist displays, plenty of space for sitting. Helpful staff, just added...More

Thank Liza G
Reviewed 12 July 2016

a pleasant space to spend time relaxing and reading. I love the special display up front that has new release books to check out.

Thank lew w
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I took my small children here years ago and it is still a terrific library. Kids' areas are welcoming and there is even a café in the basement. Be aware that you will need quarters for the parking meters--strange in a city with free downtown...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 3 June 2016

If your internet is on the blink,they have a computer lab. Free to use,all you do is take a slot to wait with the time you need to use the computer for and you wont wait long if at all. They also have a printer...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I love reading and with the price of new books nowadays I cannot afford to buy them but I always find a good selection to choose from. I do, however, wish that there were more new books but I understand the financial constraints that prevent...More

Thank aexpo123
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A very clean and quiet library with a very courteous and helpful staff. If they do not have in stock what you are looking for, if it is available from another library, they will order it in for you and notify you when they have...More

Thank Vernon G
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Great section for kids and students. Nice layout and organized. A little on the short on volumes....

Thank David R
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27 May 2015|
Response from BJ T | Property representative |
You can get a library card by going to the Salem central library or to the West Salem branch library. You will need to bring a current photo ID that shows your current street address. You can also go onto the library... More