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 to 8 PM
    Wednesday: 10 AM to 8 PM
    Thursday: 10 AM to 8 PM
    Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM to 2 PM
    Sunday & Monday: Closed

  • Get in touch

    ayerlibrary@cwmars.org

    978.772.8250

  • Find us

    26 East Main Street
    Ayer, MA 01432