Library Hours
Regular hours:
Monday 1-8
Tuesday 1-5
Wednesday 1-8
Thursday 1-8
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10-5
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Information Services

We are here to help you answer your questions and to use our print and electronic resources to find the information you need. Librarians can assist you in person, on the phone, through e-mail.

Ask a Question

The Information Services desk is located on the main level.

Librarians can be reached by phone during normal business hours by calling the library at 978-546-6934

You can email your question to our librarians by sending your question to It may take up to 48 hours for a response.


Nine computers with access to the library catalog, the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel are available for public use on the main level. There are two computers available in the Children's Room. Click here to read our Internet Use Policy.  The library also offers wireless access to the Internet.

Electronic Resources

Your library card entitles you to access thousands of full-text magazines and newspaper articles, encyclopedia and reference book excerpts, TV and radio transcripts, e-Book collections, downloadable audiobooks and fiction guides.


There are current genealogy books and information in the reference area and in the Rockport Room (library archives).  The Dewey Decimal numbers for genealogy books are in the 929’s.


The library offers the Rocket Languages online tutorial program, and to various print and audio language learning materials.

Local History

The Rockport Public Library has a local history collection located in the Rockport Room that can be accessed Mondays from 2-8.

Magazines and Newspapers

Visit our Magazines and Newspapers page for information about the titles to which our library subscribes.

Additionally, by using our Online Electronic Resources you may access articles from the Boston Globe (1980 to present) and the Boston Herald (1997-present) as well as thousands of magazine articles, including Consumer Reports.


Information coming soon.

Non-Fiction Collection

The non-fiction collection is located on the main floor of the library. These books are organized by subject and shelved by Dewey Decimal number. For example, you can find books on medicine in the 610s.

Biographies are located at the beginning of the non-fiction collection. These books are organized by the subjects’ last name. They have a call number of “B” and the the last name of the person the biography is about.

Young adult non-fiction books and young adult biographies have a Y designation and are interfiled with our adult non-fiction collection. For example, you will find Y 808.02 HEN (The Young Writer’s Guide to Getting Published by Kathy Henderson) side by side with 808.02 MAG (Getting Published by David Magee). Children’s non-fiction books have a J designation and are on the 2nd floor in the Children’s room.

Oversize books

Information coming soon.