Forbes Library respects the needs of those with chemical sensitivities. The library considers the needs of those with chemical sensitivities when choosing soaps, hand sanitizers, and cleaning supplies and is committed to choosing safe building materials, carpets, etc. during any future renovations.
It is not possible, unfortunately, to select products which meet the needs of everyone who uses the library. If you have any questions or concerns about the products used at the library please contact us at 413-587-1017 or

The library does not use scented air fresheners. The air freshener holders in some bathrooms are a remnant and are no longer used.