In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Library will be closed to the public until further notice. We are closely monitoring official recommendations from city, state, and federal agencies and will update our plan as further information becomes available.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Due dates on all items have been extended to May 1, 2020, with no fines accruing.

Staff will be available by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required or by phone at 413-298-5501 

Trusted Resources for COVID-19 Information

Town of Stockbridge

State of Massachusetts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Coming up at the Library:

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., Virtual Cookbook Club
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Virtual Gallery Talk by Joshua Hall on Freemasonry and the Occidental Lodge.

Ongoing, Virtual Youth Programs brought to you by Youth Librarian, Miss Jenney!  Go to Children’s Programs for videos, online resources, and more!

Ongoing, History Mystery brought to you by Museum Curator, Barbara Allen. Visit our Museum & Archive Events & Exhibits page to play the game.

New to the Library:

Kanopy digital film streaming!

Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films that foster learning and conversation. You’ll find documentaries, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, world cinema, Kanopy Kids, and more.

For Stockbridge Library cardholders only.



Date TBD, Berkshire Chamber Players Concert  – Postponed with a possible reschedule date
Date TBD, Benefit concert to feature the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Music for String Quartet” at the Linde Center at Tanglewood.- Postponed
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2020, Annual Used Book Sale
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Stockbridge Golf & Tennis Classic


Founded in 1862, the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives holds a special place in the life of the town. The lively side of its days and nights includes warm and casual literary gatherings, readings, art receptions, and living history programs. Even though we are a thoroughly modern library – with DVDs and eBooks to borrow, and computers and WiFi for visitors to use – the Stockbridge Library is also still a place to be with books. Come on in, pick one off the shelf, and sink into a comfortable chair in the Bement Room. Or borrow materials from any library in the C/WMARS network – by using this website at home or on a computer at the Library. We look forward to seeing you.  –The staff of the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives