Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

Contactless pickup of library holds available during modified hours at Main, O’Neill and Valente. No appointment required. Contactless pickup at Central Square will be unavailable 11/26-12/20 due to a branch improvement project. Request items from our online catalog. For assistance, call 617-349-4040 or email

Special Events

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The Cambridge Public Library holds over 100 programs each month.  From children's sing alongs and storytimes to author readings and special events in the Main Library's magnificent new lecture hall, there's something for everyone.  Check out our Calendar of Events to find what you're looking for.

Do you like discussing books?  Then come and enjoy one of our many book groups.  From our Great Books group that reads the classics to our Chick Lit group, there's a group for everyone.  They're enjoyable, informative, and a fantastic way to meet individuals from our community.

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