Main Floor

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

Main Floor
Reference Desk Circulation Desk Photocopier and Fax Machine Blake Art Gallery Microfilm Reference Collection Elevator Magazines Red Room Information Board New Nonfiction Treasure Room Avon Street Entrance College & Career Collection Paperback Alcoves Water Bubbler New Fiction Handicapped Lift Main Street Plaza New Large Print Books Main Floor Rest Rooms Avon Street Stairs Main Street Stairs DVDs Staff Offices Main Street Entrance Public Computers Public Computers

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.


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.


The elevator connects all three floors of the library building.


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.


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.