Governance and Policies

Library Policies


The Ipswich Public Library is committed to delivering excellent service to all patrons. Its staff is dedicated to aligning library resources and operations toward satisfying and delighting the community. In fulfilling its mission of quality service, the staff will be guided by the following principles:

  • The library will offer prompt, high quality service to all regardless of age, race, sex, nationality, religion, educational background, and physical limitations.
  • All patrons will be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • The library's rules and regulations will be administered equitably by staff.
  • The library supports ongoing staff training so that staff can confidently guide patrons in the use of current technology.
  • Library staff will be mindful of complaints, concerns and suggestions from patrons with an eye towards constantly improving library service.

Approved by the Board of Library Trustees of the Ipswich Public Library on May 21, 2001


  • DECEMBER 23, 24, and 25 for Christmas
  • DECEMBER 31 and JANUARY 1, 2018 for New Year's Day











  • DEC 23, 24, and 25 in observance of Christmas
  • DEC 31 and JAN 1 in observance of New Year’s Day


Monday 9-8
Tuesday 9-8
Wednesday 9-8
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 1-4



25 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA  01938


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