The Great Barrington Libraries’ buildings
are closed to the public until further notice.

However, you can still reach us by phone or email.

We are all in this together and we want to hear from you!

Mason Library available by phone: 

(413) 528-2403, Monday – Friday 10 am – 5pm, Saturday 10-3.


Ramsdell Library available by phone:

(413) 274-3738, Wednesday only from 2-4 pm.

Ramsdell’s phone will be checked for messages on Wednesdays only.

Or email Mason & Ramsdell Libraries: for questions or information.


Wifi:  You can access our Wifi outside both Mason and Ramsdell, in the parking lot at Mason or on the lawn & sidewalks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Returns: Book drops at Mason and Ramsdell will remain open for patrons to return materials.  Please note:  while we are checking the book drops, it may take a couple of days before the item comes off of your account.  ALL due dates have been changed to May 1, 2020.  Fines will not be charged while we are closed.

Access to online resources can be found here.


Please see our Community Resources page for information on

  • Local Updates & Information
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Information & Support
  • Employment & Financial Resources
  • Food & Child Care Resources
  • Small Businesses & Organizations
  • Learning & Staying Active at Home
  • General COVID-19 Resources
  • Common Questions about COVID-19


We are not registering new patron cards at this time, as the building is currently closed to the public.  However, you can still register for a digital card!   To get started, visit or download the Libby app for iOS or Android and click on the Sign up for an instant digital card.


Please check our website for regularly updated information and resources.  We treasure our patrons and want you and our staff to stay healthy.  We are here for you and will be here when this is all over to welcome you back!


Please be sure to check out our Spring Reading Challenge in support of our community and the People’s Pantry.  Information can be found here.