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Visiting the Library In-Person

Current In-Person Hours
Mon-Thu 10 am – 9 pm
Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Sun closed through Labor Day

You may now visit the library in person to:

  • Browse the collections (look for books and/or movies)
  • Use a computer/printer, copy machine, or fax machine
  • Seating is allowed in the Reference area of the library.
  • The meeting rooms on the lower level may now be reserved for small groups.  To reserve a room you may call the library or visit our Meeting Rooms page.

Masks are no longer required, though we encourage those who are unvaccinated to continue taking measures to be safe. Please be aware that this can change at any time if the Board of Trustees and Health Officers decide masks are again necessary for the safety of the staff and patrons.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed around the building.
  • Maintain a safe distance from others, including staff.
  • High-touch areas, including public computers and copy machine, are equipped with sanitizing supplies kiosks — please sanitize equipment before and after using.

Library Takeout service was discontinued as of Thursday, July 1. We have returned to our normal routine of picking your reserved items up at the Circulation Desk. Items are no longer pre-checked out to your account and you WILL NEED YOUR LIBRARY CARD. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Now is the perfect time to download our new mobile app! Once you sign in to your account, you will be able to use the app as your library card to check out your items at the Circulation Desk. Get full details here.

Please do not put donations in the book drops – we are not able to accept donations of materials at this time.  Any donated items will be discarded.

Need a card? 
If you do not currently have a library card and you live, work, or go to school in Chatham, you can get a card now by sending an email to  Include your name, street address, email for the account, and telephone number.  You will be able to start using your card immediately online for placing hold requests and downloads.  You may also get a library card or renew your expired card in person – see details here.

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