Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

Contactless pickup of library holds available during modified hours at Main, Central Square, O’Neill and Valente. No appointment required. Request items from our online catalog. For assistance, call 617-349-4040 or email

Cambridge Public Library Closed


Main Library at Night
As a result of a positive COVID-19 case among Cambridge Public Library staff, the City of Cambridge closed all library locations at  4 p.m. today. All library buildings will remain closed for business on Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 5. 

Virtual programs are continuing as scheduled. Contactless pickup, phone service, and materials return will resume during regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, April 6. 

We have conferred with Public Health to ensure that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of library staff and members of the public when service resumes.

For more updates, please visit the library website at