Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates
NOTICE:

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

Main Library reopens with Library Express Services on June 2


5/4/2021

Main Library at Night

The Cambridge Public Library will reopen the Main Library building for Library Express services, including limited browsing, on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. During this new phase of library service in Cambridge, you may visit the Main Library to check out holds, browse for additional items, and get quick assistance from staff.  

To ensure the safety of everyone, Library Express will launch by appointment only. Building capacity, visit length, and available services will initially be very limited. You will be able to browse the ground and first floor collections and curated selections from closed floors and zones. You may book your appointment for timed entry up to one week in advance starting May 26. More information about Library Express, including service hours, will be available closer to the start of Library Express service.  

In accordance with the City of Cambridge’s emergency face covering order, you must wear a mask to enter the library if you are over age 5, regardless of vaccination status. We encourage your children ages 2-5 to wear masks as well. If you are unable to wear a mask for a medical reason, contact Library Administration at 617-349-4032 to discuss how to safely access library services.The last day for contactless holds pickup service at the Main Library will be Saturday, May 29, to allow us to prepare for the resumption of in-library services. If you are not yet comfortable entering library buildings, you may continue to enjoy contactless pickup at Boudreau Branch, Central Square Branch, O’Neill Branch, and Valente Branch. You may contact the Library at 617-349-4040 to ask that your holds be sent to a location offering contactless pickup.