Forbes Library is the public library for the City of Northampton since 1894. We serve everyone in the community!
Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts. The library’s magnificent building offers a friendly, welcoming physical environment which encourages the civic, intellectual, and cultural pursuits of the public. Forbes serves as a community meeting place in which curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning are supported and nurtured. The library is open 48 hours per week, and many resources are available online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Forbes Library is incorporated a nonprofit and is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. It is funded by a combination of City appropriation, endowments, and other gifts and grants. Donations of any amount are welcome to support collections at the library!
Forbes Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.
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