The Norwell Public Library opened at its current location in 1975. The library serves the town of Norwell, a community of over 10,000 residents located about 20 miles south of Boston, and the surrounding area.
The library's collection of over 97,000 items, includes books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and more. As a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN), Norwell enjoys resource-sharing with 29 member libraries, giving library users access to over 600,000 titles. In addition, many resources are available in electronic format and can be accessed online either remotely or from within the library. These include a wide selection of research databases as well as downloadable books, music and magazines.
A variety of programs are offered for people of all ages and interests, from toddler story times and puppet shows to adult book discussion groups, independent film nights, author visits, gardening programs and more. Norwell Reads, our annual town-wide reading event, takes place each spring and offers programs and activities for all ages that are inspired by the current book selection.
The library is a valuable resource for those needing assistance in finding information, wanting to learn about new technology or looking for a good book and an inviting spot to sit and read. It is where people choose to work, study, take advantage of free Internet access and use the library computers. For many, it is the perfect place to share the joy of reading with their children or a destination for coming together with others in the community. In short, there is something for everyone. Whatever the reason for your visit, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you navigate current information resources and constantly evolving technology. Welcome!