We’re Here For You!
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Falmouth Public Library, the East Falmouth Branch and North Falmouth Branch are closed to the public, but the librarians are still here for you!
Hours of Operation for Outside Pickup:
Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue & Wed: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Items available for Outside Pickup include books, audiobooks, magazines (including the current issue), DVDs, and music CDs from the Childrens, Young Adult and Adult collections from the Main Library building only. Specialized library items such as newspapers, Youth Services story kits, and museum passes are not available for outside pickup at this time.
- Materials will be checked out and placed on the table in front of the doorway.
- Returned items must be placed in the library’s outside book drop and not on the pickup table.
- Please wear a mask and practice social distancing while here.
Library Services FAQs
- How can I put a PIN on my library card?
Go to the library homepage and click on “My Account“.
- I don’t remember my password. Can you help me?
You can reset your password online. Please do not ask for password assistance during outside transactions.
- What should I do with library materials I have at home?
Please return library materials to the book drops at any Falmouth Public Library location. They are available 24/7. Due dates have been extended to June 30 and fines are waived.
- Why are materials I have returned still showing on my account?
Following return, items will remain on a patron’s account for a 72 hour quarantine period. See the next question.
- Are library material safe to use?
Falmouth Public Library is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and we are taking precautions to prevent cross-contamination. Library materials are quarantined for 72 hours before being re-shelved, and we are following physical distancing guidelines in the building. Staff wear masks throughout the day.
- What about my holds from other libraries?
Delivery of items between libraries is suspended. You will be notified in the usual way after the service resumes and your hold is available for pick up.
- What about Programs/Events at the library?
Check the online event calendar which will be updated continually and sign up for our eNewsletter here. Sorry, we are not able to accept Room Reservations at this time.
Also, Proquest is temporarily allowing access to all for their coronavirus research database here.
More Online Resources:
Boston Public Library eCard: The Falmouth Public Library has a lot to offer you, but as a Massachusetts resident, you can get more with a Boston Public Library eCard, including Lynda.com, Value Line and JStor databases just for starters.
Did you know there is a library blog? Librarians share interesting stories, announce events and talk about various things you can find in the library here. Feel free to suggest a topic and of course, add your comments to what’s been posted. Look for the Blog at the bottom of Library homepage, falmouthpubliclibrary.org.