Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

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

Transportation Information:

The Main Library is accessible by both bus and subway.There is also a Bluebike station located directly in front of the library.

A 70-car underground parking garage with access from Broadway is available when the library is open. It costs 25 cents for every 12 minutes of parking. You may pay by using quarters or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

Come Visit Us!


The building is temporarily closed to the public.

Open for contactless pickup

General pickup hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday: 1-7 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Senior and at-risk hour:
Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon-1 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9-10 a.m.

Mondays: No holds pickup, but staff are available by phone at 617-349-4040 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Library Administration is available at 617-349-4032 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)


449 Broadway 02138
Phone: 617.349.4040

Map of Location

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