Hours & Information

Library Reading Room

Hours & Information

Reference hours for the Phillips Library Reading Room are Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am–4:30 pm. Approved Visiting Researchers may make appointments to visit Monday through Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm.

Reference line: 978-745-9500 ext. 3053
Email: research@pem.org

Visiting the Reading Room

The Reading Room is temporarily located at 1 Second Street, Peabody, Massachusetts while the Salem facility is being renovated.

Visitors must present a recent photo id to the security guard on duty. Visitors are required to leave coats, briefcases, backpacks, handbags, and pens in lockers outside of the Reading Room. Laptop computers, notebooks, and pencils may be brought inside. Cell phones and electronic devices must be silenced or turned off.

All researchers must check in with a librarian upon arrival. Registration forms must be completed once a year acknowledging compliance with our current reading room policies.