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Adult collections of New Books, Fiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Large Print, Audiobooks, Magazines, Paperbacks, AV Learning, Music CDs, World Languages, DVDs, 800’s and 900’s.

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First Floor

Adult Fiction

This collection has both classics and bestsellers.

Adult Mysteries

Many suspenseful tales to be found in this collection.

Large Print

Both fiction and non-fiction titles in an easy to read format.

New Books

New fiction, mysteries, graphic novels and non-fiction acquired in the last 6 months. For more information, view our online booklists.

Music CDs

This collection includes pop, country, jazz, ethnic and classical music.


Many popular titles to read at the library or take home.


Current issues of the Gloucester Daily Times and other local and national newspapers are available.

Online Catalog

World Languages

Spanish language fiction and non-fiction titles are available.

Circulation Desk

Check out items with our friendly staff, or use the self-check stations. Place holds, pick up a new books list, get a museum pass or find out a new service here!

Open Holds Shelf

Fulfilled holds are waiting for you in order of your last name.

AV Learning

Lectures by college professors for life-long learning available in both audio CD and DVD format.


Matz Gallery

This is the main exhibit space of the Sawyer Free Library
and includes a locked display case.
Each month, we feature an artist or a group of artists.
To apply for an exhibit please submit this form to the library.

South Wing - Adult Non-Fiction 800-999

Contains Adult Department 800's and 900's. The second floor of the 1976 building houses 000-799.

South Wing - Active Storage

This is a local history reference collection.  Please ask in Reference Department for access to this material.

South Wing - DVDs

Feature films, television series, documentaries and international films are all available. Titles are available in DVD and Blu-ray formats.

South Wing - Games

Fun and interesting board games to take home for your enjoyment!

Audiobooks and Language Learning

Both fiction and non-fiction titles available in CD, MP3 CD and Playaway formats. Language learning kits available in a variety of languages.

Science Fiction

Explore new worlds with these titles!

Wellspring Adult Learning Center

Free English Classes and Tutoring --- Find out more information here!

Meeting Rooms

The Byers-Davidson Room and Muzzey Room are available to be used for meetings by the public free of charge. Find out about the rooms and make reservations here.

Adult Paperbacks

Popular titles in a convenient format!