Main Floor

Click on different parts of the floor plan to see where things are in the library.

Reference Desk

Come here to request things, do research, or whenever you just don't know who to ask.

Circulation Desk

Come here to check things out or return them, ask questions about your account, or pick up museum passes.

Photocopier and Fax Machine

Our photocopier costs ten cents per page and accepts coins or dollar bills. There is a second photocopier on the Lower Level. The fax machine is self-serve and costs $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. It takes credit or debit cards.

Blake Art Gallery

This comfortable seating area doubles as a display space for local artists. It was furnished in loving memory of Michael Blake, an avid reader and longtime member of the Friends of Beebe Library.

Microfilm

We have microfilm of local newspapers as well as the Boston Globe. Our microfilm scanner can be used to view film and print, save, or email copies of what you find.

Reference Collection

The reference area includes a core collection of basic reference works on all subjects. These books cannot be checked out of the library.

Elevator

The elevator connects all three floors of the library building.

Magazines

Our magazines are arranged by alphabetically by title. All but the latest issue may be checked out.

Red Room

The Red Room serves as the library's quite study area, as well as housing our local history collection.

Information Board

This is where you'll find brochures and flyers about library programs, services, and activities, as well as the current calendar of events, and our suggestion box.

New Nonfiction

Recently acquired nonfiction books are displayed here for 6-12 months before moving upstairs to the older nonfiction stacks.

Treasure Room

This is our climate controlled archives storage area for Town Records and other old or one-of-a-kind items connected with Wakefield's history.

Avon Street Entrance

This entrance is handicapped accessible and has four book drops where you can return materials when the library is closed.

College & Career Collection

This collection includes books on choosing careers, job hunting, resumes and interviewing, as well as books for choosing colleges, and test prep guides for exams like the SATs, AP exams, GED, TOEFL, Civil Service exams, and more.

Paperback Alcoves

These two alcoves, on either side of the Main Street Entrance, house our paperback collections: fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, romances, scifi and fantasy, and TV tie-ins.

Water Bubbler

The water fountain is located in an alcove off the main lobby. Water fountains can be found on all floors.

New Fiction

Our newest fiction books can be found here, where they stay for 6-12 months before moving downstairs to the older fiction collection.

"Books with a Buzz"

The hottest new bestsellers are on display right in the Main Street Lobby. They're first-come, first-serve, so grab them when they're hot. Check them out for one week, and you can renew them for one additional week.

Handicapped Lift

This lift provides wheelchair or handicapped access to the Red Room, which is the only part of the building not reached by our elevator.

Main Street Plaza

The brick plaza in front of the Library is an inviting place to sit at our outdoor tables with umbrellas during nice weather, as well as hosting a number of special programs like our weekly summer "Plaza Jazz" concerts, children's programs, and other special events.

New Large Print Books

Here is where you'll find our latest large print books, where they stay for 6-12 months before moving downstairs to the older large print collection.

Main Floor Rest Rooms

The men's and women's rooms are located just beyond the Reference Desk. Rest rooms are available on every floor.

Avon Street Stairs

This stairway leads to the second floor where you'll find adult nonfiction and the Administration Office, and downstairs to the Youth Room and Lecture Hall.

Main Street Stairs

This stairway leads up to the Magazine Room and Trustees Room, as well as downstairs to the adult fiction area, small Conference Room, and Youth Room.

DVDs

Our extensive DVD collection includes many feature films as well as documentaries. Feature films are funded by a one dollar lending fee per week. Documentaries are free.

Staff Offices

Main Street Entrance

This entrance is not handicapped accessible. Please enter by the Avon Street Entrance if you are unable to use stairs.

Public Computers

The Library has 25 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and high speed laser printers. They can be used for up to three hours per day.

Public Computers

The Library has 25 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and high speed laser printers. They can be used for up to three hours per day.

Lower Level

Click on different parts of the floor plan to see where things are in the library.

Program Room

Lecture Hall

The largest of our three public meeting rooms seats up to 75 people and has an attached kitchenette and built-in projection system.

Rest Rooms

Men's and women's rooms can be found just outside the Lecture Hall. Rest rooms are available on all floors. There are also children's rest rooms on the Lower Level near the train table.

Children's Rest Rooms

These rest rooms have fixtures sized for small children.

Conference Room

The smallest of our three public meeting rooms, the Conference Room seats 6-8 people around a round table.

Young Adults Area

This area includes books, games, and music for teens.

Large Print Books

Books with extra large type for people with vision impairments.

Graphic Novels

This collection includes books that are written in comic book format.

Short Stories

Collections of short stories by different authors.

Staff Offices

Custodian

Youth Services Desk

Come here for help finding anything in the Youth Room, or for information about programs for kids and teens. Children's books should be checked out upstairs at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Fiction

This collection includes fiction books for adults shelved alphabetically by the author's last name.

Volunteers' Office

Elevator

The elevator connects all three floors of the library building.

Photocopier

Our photocopier costs ten cents per page and accepts coins or dollar bills. There is a second photocopier on the Main Floor in the Reference Area.

Water Bubbler

The water fountain is located just outside the Lecture Hall. A water fountain can be found on each floor.

Children's Paperbacks

Children's Biographies

Children's Nonfiction

Comfortable Seating

Public Computers

The Library has 25 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and high speed laser printers. They can be used for up to three hours per day.

Public Computers

The Library has 25 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and high speed laser printers. They can be used for up to three hours per day.

Children's Fiction

Children's First Readers

Children's Paperbacks

Toddlers' Area

This section includes picture books for the youngest children, as well as the Parent's Collection, and the very popular Train Table.

Children's DVDs

Children's Magazines

Children's Reference Books

Children's Audiobooks

Children's Holiday Books

Second Floor

Click on different parts of the floor plan to see where things are in the library.

Rest Rooms

Men's and women's rooms are at the far corner of the nonfiction stacks. Restrooms are available on all floors.

Trustees Room

One of our three public meeting rooms, the Trustees Room seats about 15 people around a conference table.

Staff Offices

Administrative Offices

Storage

Biographies

Biographies are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person they are about.

Comfortable Seating

Avon Street Stairs

This stairway connects with the Main Floor near the Avon Street Entrance.

Nonfiction 000-299

This section includes books on computing, philosophy, the occult, psychology, and religion.

Nonfiction 300s

This section includes books on social sciences, finance, law, government, education, crime, and etiquette.

Nonfiction 400s

This section includes books on English grammar, foreign languages, and ESL.

Nonfiction 500s

This section includes books on the natural sciences: astronomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and zoology.

Nonfiction 600-629

This section includes books on health and medicine, diet and exercise, and technology (electronics, cars, trains, planes, space travel, firearms).

Nonfiction 630-699

This section includes books on gardening, cooking, home repair & construction, and business & management.

Nonfiction 700s

This section includes book on the fine arts: architecture, painting & drawing, crafts, antiques, music, performing arts, and sports.

Nonfiction 800s

This section includes books on literature: writing, poetry, plays, and criticism.

Nonfiction 900s

This section includes books on history and travel.

Public Computers

The Library has 25 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and high speed laser printers. They can be used for up to three hours per day.

Elevator

The elevator connects all three floors of the Library building.

Fire Exit

Main Street Stairs and Hallway

These stairs connect the Main Street Lobby with the second floor via a hallway that goes by the Trustees Room.

Water Bubbler

The water fountain is located just outside the Second Floor Rest Rooms. A water fountain can be found on each floor.

Study Carrels

There are study carrels available throughout the building. All are equipped with study lights and electrical power.

Atrium

The atrium lets natural light in to the Second Floor and the Reference Area on the Main Floor.