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Our Mission

Yarmouth Town Libraries will provide expert assistance in serving the needs of the community with up-to-date information resources broad enough to meet the needs of its residents. The public will have access to, and increased awareness of, current topics and titles in multiple formats.

Yarmouth Town Libraries will encourage a community of readers and learners of all ages by inspiring children to become lifelong learners and by facilitating continuous learning for adults.

Our History

Libraries in Yarmouth were established in the 1800s; all began as small reading associations, and later incorporated as libraries: Yarmouth Port in 1866, South Yarmouth in 1869, and West Yarmouth in 1871. Each were privately funded, privately managed and independent. After a study in the mid-1990s, a Library Commission report recommended and Town Meeting approved the formation of a Library Board and later, the Town centralized the libraries’ many library functions, while maintaining three sites.

From 1999-2008, the Yarmouth Port Library was a municipal library, part of a municipal 3-library system in Yarmouth. After financial difficulties of the Great Recession in 2008-09, Yarmouth Port Library reverted to Association ownership.

In 2016, Yarmouth Selectmen established an independent library study committee to analyze the issues and present a recommendation on library services and facilities in the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth locations. The Town Library Board supports the study committee, now a planning committee, and the library director participates in an ex-officio capacity. Yarmouth’s libraries are always evolving, to keep up with the variety of services our community wants and needs.

Staff Directory

Cain, Jane                    Director                                                 508-760-4820 Ext. 1312        Email   

Cassisi, Trish             Reference and Adult Services      508-760-4820 Ext. 1314        Email

Kaufmann, Chris      Technical Services                            508-760-4820 Ext. 1315        Email    

LaBrecque, Joe         Circulation Supervisor                     508-760-4820 Ext. 1311         Email

Marr, Connie              Youth Services                                    508-760-4820 x 1316             Email

Wilson, Toby              Principal Office Assistant               508-760-4820 Ext. 1317       Email

Library Board

The purpose of the Library Board is to support the Library in providing all residents of the Town of Yarmouth with modern, comprehensive, and readily accessible library and information services in an effective and publicly accountable manner.

The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Strategic Plan

The Yarmouth Town Libraries submitted a five-year strategic plan to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) in October 2014 for the FY2016-FY2021 time period, making the libraries eligible for state and federal grants (a five-year plan must be on file to be grant-eligible).

The planning process involved meetings with members of the Yarmouth community and a survey. We appreciate everyone’s participation.

Please review the Strategic Plan and the supporting documents used in the planning process and let us know what you think!

FY 2016-2021 Yarmouth Town Libraries Strategic Plan Documents

Visit Us

Yarmouth Town Libraries offer the community a warm, friendly, interactive environment and a wide range of services relating to education, work, personal life, and lifelong learning. The skilled library staff have developed a broad array of resources to meet the needs of the Yarmouth community.

In addition to books, DVDs, music CDs, games, and other materials, we provide free Internet and wireless access, adult and children’s programming, printing, scanning and photocopy services, parking, and technology assistance.

South Yarmouth Library

312 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Telephone: 508-760-4820
syarmouth@clamsnet.org

Mon, Wed: 10-8; Tue, Thu, Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
Closed Sunday

West Yarmouth Library

391 Main St. (Route 28)
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Telephone: 508-775-5206
wyar_mail@clamsnet.org

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 11-4; Tue, Thu: 3-8
Closed Sunday