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E-MAIL:|LOCATION:  28 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
PHONE:  (540) 375-3089|HOURS:  MON-THUR 9am-9pm, FRI-SAT 9am-5pm, SUN 1:30pm-5pm

Salem Public Library

E-MAIL:|LOCATION:  28 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
PHONE:  (540) 375-3089|HOURS:  MON-THUR 9am-9pm, FRI-SAT 9am-5pm, SUN 1:30pm-5pm
COVID-19 Closure

The Salem Public Library is currently closed. City and library administration will re-evaluate and we will resume normal operations when deemed safe to do so. Click here for a full list of closures and additional information from the City.

Welcome to the Salem Public Library!

Founded in 1937, the Salem Public Library is dedicated to providing exceptional services for all ages, backgrounds, and needs.


Within our 16,000 square foot building, we offer 120,000 items for circulation, including books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more. We have 13 public computers available for free use with Microsoft Office, high-speed internet access, and use of black-and-white and color printing (for a per-page fee). Our technology also includes the free use of a scanner; documents can be scanned to a USB, sent as an email, or printed (per-page fee).

Our library acts as a hub for downtown activity, with free wireless available throughout the building and grounds: select SalemWiFi from the list of available networks. We offer a large meeting room that can be reserved by nonprofit entities, and two individual study rooms that can be reserved for two hours per day.

With your Roanoke Valley Library card, you gain access to the resources of all of the libraries in the Roanoke Valley, including the City of Salem, Roanoke County, Roanoke City, and Botetourt County. The Salem Public Library also offers streaming videos (Acorn TV and  IndieFlix), downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines; access to a wide variety of databases including car repair, learning a new language, and career/test preparation; family history and genealogy; and much more! Click on eBooks & eMagazines on the lefthand side to learn more.

Library cards are freely available to anyone from the Commonwealth of Virginia, so come check out our programs and collections! Click here to learn more about getting a library card.