Ayer Library

The Ayer Library is open to everyone, free of charge.

You do not need a library card to use the Library. Here are just some of the things you can do without a library card:

  • Ask a question of one of our staff members – we’re here to help you find the information that you’re looking for.
  • Read any of the books, newspapers, or magazines in our collection while you’re visiting the Library.
  • Use our WiFi network or one of our public computers to browse the internet, check your email, or search one of the Library’s online database resources.
  • Print a document from a computer, make photocopies, or send a fax. We charge a nominal per-page fee of $0.25 to print or photocopy, and a $1.00 per-page fee to send a fax.
  • Do some homework at a table in a quiet corner of the Library.
  • Plug your phone or tablet into our charging station.
  • Attend one of our many free public programs.

What can you do with a library card?

  • Borrow any of the books, DVDs, video games, discount museum passes, or other circulating materials in our collection free of charge.
  • Borrow items from more than 140 public libraries in the CW MARS library network. This collection consists of more than 8 million physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) and over 65,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines.
  • Use the library’s online catalog to request items from across the CW MARS network and have them delivered to the Ayer Library.
    • You can return borrowed Ayer Library items to any CW MARS library and vice versa for immediate check-in. The items will be shipped to the owning library at no cost to you.
  • Get remote access to most of the Library’s online database resources through our website.

Learn more about obtaining a library card here.

  • Hours

    Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Wednesday: 12 pm - 7 pm
    Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday

    Ayer Library staff members are able to provide curbside pickup services, receive returns of CW MARS library items to our bookdrops, and answer phone calls and emails during these hours.

  • Get in Touch



  • Find us

    26 East Main Street
    Ayer, MA 01432