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Beginning life as the Gale Lumber Company, the Collins Branch has been a library since 1936.  Detailed with outstanding oak accents, the floors, doors, and windows are testaments to the history of the community and neighborhood. The library is vibrant and dynamic, offering a comprehensive collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, children's materials and magazines. All neighbors are welcome to pick-up their items or stay a while to browse or read the papers next to the fireplace. The library hosts a weekly story time for children and their caregivers in addition to two neighborhood book groups for adults. Check out the calendar of events for more programming information.


Computers and Internet access (Wi-Fi)

  • Public computers available for internet access, research, and more
  • Free public wireless internet access (Wi-Fi)
  • Printers (25 free pages per day; 15 cents each page after), including wireless printing from your own device

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar

Come Visit Us!


Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
Book drop open 24/7


64 Aberdeen Ave. 02138
Phone: 617-349-4021

Map of Location

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