Circulation Policy and Procedures

Renewals and Overdues

All circulating materials except DVDs, CDs, videos, magazines, and museum passes can be renewed up to three times. Renew materials at the Library, by phone at 978.356.6648 or through our online catalog. You may renew children’s materials by calling 978.412.8713.


Most fines on overdue materials are waived, except DVDs and videos, which are $1.00 per day. A fine of $5.00 is charged for overdue museum passes. Borrowing privileges may be suspended at all libraries in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) if fines are owed or materials are not returned.

There is no limit to the number of items a patron in good standing may borrow at one time. However, we ask patrons to take no more than three items on the same subject area at one time.


The Ipswich Public Library will be closed on these days in observance of the following:

  • Sunday, April 20, EASTER
  • Monday, April 21, Patriots Day (State Holiday)








Monday 9-8
Tuesday 9-8
Wednesday 9-8
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 1-4
Summer: closed Sat & Sun



25 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938-2287


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