• Library Hours: The library building is open to the public Monday - Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Curbside services are available. Patrons may call to talk to a library staff member about library services. 812 883 5600.
  • Because You Matter. Telehealth Well-Being Appointments. Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Salem Public Library 212 N. Main Street Salem, IN 47167 Need help with food, clothing, housing, and healthcare? Feeling stressed and need support? Need help getting motivated for change? Struggling with sadness, depression, or anxiety? Get free and confidential support online at your local library. Log on to a computer in a private setting and talk with a professional through video chat. This service is open to adults, 18 years of age and older. Indiana University School of Social Work students will host telehealth appointments under the supervision of licensed social workers. Please reserve your session in advance either in person at the library circulation desk, by phone at (812) 883-5600 or by email at salemindianalibrary@hotmail.com. In partnership with Indiana University Center of Rural Engagement and IU School of Social Work. Office of Community & Rural Affairs.
  • Infographic Title.Traditional Arts Indiana at the Salem Public Library. Left side of the page. Jim Smoak visiting Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Enjoy a lively program by Washington County resident and Bluegrass veteran Jim Smoak!. Right side of page. Marlene Gaither visiting Saturday, April 29 2023 at 2:00 pm. Come and watch Marlene Gaither work her magic on her loom for a live weaving demonstration. Refreshments will be served at both events.
  • Upcoming events at the library. Adult Programs. Book Club. Description: Discussion of Nala's World by Dean Nicholson. When: Wednesday, April 5th, 10:45am. Watercolor Notecards. Description: We will be painting watercolor notecards that can be given to family and friends. Pre-registration is required. When: Thursday, April 20th, 10:30 am. Jigsaw puzzle and game exchange - all ages. Description: Check our facebook page or call 812-883-5600 for details about this program.
  • Upcoming events at the library. Children's Programs. After-School Programs. Description: This spring, the library will host fun and creative programming for students in grades 1-7 on Mondays. Pre-registration is required. When: April dates are on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, at 4:30 pm. Pre-School Storytime. Description: For children ages 2-5. April's theme is Silly Stories. Pre-registration is required. When: Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 am. Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Description: Drop your stuffed animal off for a library sleepover. Fill out an information sheet and do a fun activity with your friend. Then your friend will spend the night. Pre-registration is requried. Drop Off: Thursday, April 6th, 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Pick Up: Friday, April 7th, 4:00 to 5:30 pm. This sleepover is for stuffed animals only. Humans must sleep in their own beds. You may register for programs by visiting us or by calling the library at 812-883-5600
  • Downloadable E-books and Audiobooks

    The library offers services online with our downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this service please contact the library at 812-883-5600 or salemindianalibrary@hotmail.com and leave a message and we will get back with you. Here is more information on how to download material

    (Electronic Resource Borrowing).

    The Salem Public Library has WiFi service available in our parking lot area. The WiFi is available Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.