Yarmouth Town Libraries         

The Yarmouth Town Libraries are now open to the public
on a limited basis

Here’s what you need to know.

LIBRARY HOURS will be 5 hours per day in both locations:  SY Library and WY Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

What we're asking you to do:
• Please do not visit if you have or recently had a fever, cough, or feel unwell, or if you have been tested for a virus and are awaiting the results.

• Wear a face covering that covers your nose and your mouth at all times while inside the library.
• Wash your hands often. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the library.
• Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
• Please limit your time in the library to 15 minutes, to prevent crowding and to allow others to enter.

There are disposable masks for anyone without a face covering. People who refuse to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the building, and library staff will retrieve items for pick up outside.

What we're doing:
• Limiting hours of operation, and the number of people in the building;
• One-way entrances and one-way exits;
• Occupancy of the Children’s Room at both locations limited to one family at a time and by appointment only;
• Staff maintains 6 feet of distance between each other and public;
• Staff has continually worn face coverings while handling materials, quarantining for 24-48 hours;
• Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

• Please return items ONLY in the book drop outside each building.
• We quarantine returned items for 24 hours, per CDC guidelines, before checking them in.
• We waive any overdue fines incurred during the quarantine period.


The well-being of our community and staff is our top priority.
• Access to the Children’s Room is by appointment only; one person at a time in Teen Room; staff can assist you and can retrieve items for curbside pickup.
• You may check out magazines; newspapers will not be available.

·   Public computers are not accessible at this time, due to Board of Health order.

• Meeting room is closed and are not available for use.
• We cannot accept donations of books or magazines.

Helpful suggestions during this phase:
• Place your hold requests online or by phone.
• Need help deciding what you want? Call for suggestions. SY Lib: 508-760-4820; WY Lib: 508-775-5206

Have a reference question? Click here to Ask a Librarian! These questions will be answered even if the buildings are closed to the public.


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South Yarmouth Library summer
South Yarmouth Library
312 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

(508) 760-4820

Hours: M, W 10-8; T, Th, F 10-5; Sa 10-4; Su 12-4 (Labor Day to Memorial Day) 
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West Yarmouth Library
391 Main Street Route 28
West Yarmouth, MA 02673

(508) 775-5206

Hours: M, W, F 11-4; T, Th 3-8
Sa 11-4 (June 1 to Sept 30)

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