The Ashby Free Public Library has adjusted operations in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. While we are CLOSED to the public, curbside pickup is available!

To reserve materials:

1- Call the library 978-386-5377 Tues 10am-4pm, Wed & Thu 1-6pm, Sat 10am-1pm, or email Tiffany at to request items. You may also go online to C/W Mars and order items via interlibrary loan. 
2- Pickups will be available Tuesday 12-4pm, Wed/Thu 2-6pm, and Sat 10am-1pm. 
3-Your items will be packaged and ready for you at the side entrance on the pick-up day you choose.

Please call the library 978-386-5377 or email Tiffany at with any questions. We look forward to serving you during this difficult time as we work to protect our patrons and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Tiffany Call, Director
Ashby Free Public Library


Download E-Books & Audiobooks

Did you know we have thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Get the Libby by Overdrive app for your phone or tablet!

For more information on ebooks, follow the link on the Resources page. 

Online Resources

  • Looking for ideas while you’re at home social distancing? From storytellers to museum visits, live-streaming musicians to fitness fun, we’ve got you covered on our Social Distancing Resources page
  • If you are doing research for school, work or just to learn – check out our online resource links on our Resources page. You will also find links to children’s pages, newspapers, encyclopedias and more!

Used Books

We now have a Used Book Drop in the rear parking lot you can access any time to deposit your well-loved books.  If you have books that are in good condition and LESS THAN 5 years old, please call the library to schedule a drop-off time. Please DO NOT leave donations outside the library. Thank you!


Library Events!

While we are closed to the public right now, we are offering virtual events and activities through our Facebook page. Be sure to check our Events calendar for upcoming dates.

Storybook Bundles Available

Choose from themes such as Winter! Dinosaurs! Cookies! 

Each bundle comes with 3 storybooks and a nonfiction book, as well as ideas for themed activities. Call the library 978.386.5377 for availability and reserve a bundle for Curbside Pickup.

Movie Night Binge Boxes

Ready for a family movie night?  Let us know the theme you’d like and we’ll put together a binge box for you, and we’ll even throw in the popcorn and candy!  


Become a Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Library is always looking for more active members. The Friends is under new leadership and looking for help building out the group. 

The Friends is a non-profit group of volunteers who support and fund the needs of the library’s education programming. Sitting with Santa, the Pumpkin Festival and Summer Reading all occur because of the Friends. If interested in volunteering or learning more, check out the Friends page or come to the next meeting.

Volunteer Positions Available

The Ashby Library loves to have volunteers! Right now we are closed to the public, and our indoor volunteer program is not running, but we always have gardening and outdoor opportunities for volunteers to take advantage of. Contact the Ashby Library (978) 386-5377 for more info. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community or complete community service hours.