Services

The Adult section of the Revere Public Library is located on the main floor of the library building and is accessible via the main doors of the building on its Beach Street side.

The adult collection consists of approximately 40,000 items that range from books, to magazines, to DVDs, to CD-Roms.

Via the library’s membership in NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) we are able to order almost any item that we do not currently own and have it delivered to Revere for you in about a weeks time.

Books and other items can even be ordered by you through your own computer at home.

All you need is a FREE Library Card!

 

Public Computers

The Revere Library has 29 personal computers available for public use.

Each computer has direct access to the internet via a T3 line provided by the NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) system. There are also numerous informational databases and games on our PCs as well as word processing software.

Computers are in three main areas throughout the building: The main floor Adult Library, the lower level Computer Room, and the Children’s Room.

The Children’s Room computers are for children and their parents only.

Adults without children must use the PCs in the Computer Room or Adult Library only.

All library patrons must sign and abide by a Computer Use Agreement before using the library PCs.

Our Computer Policy limits each patron to 1 hour of computer time per day. At the end of your hour, you must surrender the computer, regardless of if anyone else is waiting for it.

One hour is a very generous amount of computer time and far more than most area libraries allow. This policy is firm and will not be debated with patrons.

If you refuse to vacate a computer when your time is up or argue with the librarian, you will be banned from computer use.

Also, the library employs blocking software for the protection of all. If you are seen trying to disable this software or working around it in an attempt to view pornography, you will be permanently banned from the library and the police will be notified.

The safety and protection of our children patrons is always our main priority

 

Reference Services

The reference collection consists of over 4,000 volumes covering a variety of subject areas from arts to zoology and everything in between. It includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, indexes, concordances, handbooks, and much more.

Reference materials must be used in the library and cannot be checked out. This is to insure that a basic core collection of information is available to everyone at all times. You are free to take reference books out of the reference area, and you are also welcome to photocopy any pages you need. for some titles we may have a duplicate copy or a previous edition that can be checked out.

The reference collection is shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System on the main floor near the Reference Desk.

 

Young Adult Collection

The library has a separate collection of young adult books that is geared toward middle school aged children.

These books are particularly useful for school projects and reports.

The Young Adult Fiction collection is housed in the Children’s Room of the library and the Young Adult Non-Fiction books are in the adult area.

This collection consists of several thousand volumes and new items are added regularly.