Ayer Library


Library Mission

The Ayer Library connects the community to diverse educational, cultural, informational, and recreational opportunities that support lifelong learning. To learn more about the Ayer Library’s mission, click here.


For a full list of Ayer Library staff members click here.


The Ayer Library Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Ayer Library.  This nine-member group of town residents is empowered to set library policies, approve the Library’s operating budget, and hire and oversee the Library Director.  For more information about the Ayer Library Board of Trustees, click here.

Friends of the Ayer Library

The Friends of the Ayer Library is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that raises money for Library programming and operational costs not covered by annual funding from Town Meeting. To become a member of the Friends or for more information, click here.

Library Policies

Ayer Library strives to serve its community as a source of reliable information and will provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational materials to meet the needs of its users. For a full list of all Ayer Library policies click here.

Our FY2023-2027 Strategic Plan

Read about our planning process and see our plans for the future of the Ayer Library here.

Library History

The Ayer Library was incorporated by an act of Legislature on January 16, 1894. The new addition was added to the library in 1997. For more information about the history of the Ayer Library and our vast collections of historical items related to the town of Ayer and Fort Devens, click here.

Library Director’s Reports

The Library Director of the Ayer Library prepares a monthly report of library activities for the Board of Library Trustees.  Copies of these reports are also submitted to the Town Manager’s Office and are posted to the Town of Ayer website. To view the reports, click here.

  • Hours

    Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm
    Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
    Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday

  • Get in Touch



  • Find us

    26 East Main Street
    Ayer, MA 01432