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The Library would like to thank its staff and patrons for making our pilot program, Summer Sundays at Valente, a huge success. During Sundays in the summer, the library welcomed patrons from all over the city and beyond, saw over 350 visitors for its Valente Summer Sundays Kick-off Party, and made for a cool spot during these past sweltering Sundays. Please share your thoughts on the pilot program by filling out our survey (link here) for Valente Summer Sundays. Sunday hours resume at the Main Library on September 11.

Part of the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex, the new Valente Branch Library offers over 10,000 square feet of space and is easily accessible via the 69 bus. Designed by William Rawn Associates, the branch is constructed to be a Net-Zero building, aiming to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes. Visitors may check out books and more, including bocce equipment for the outdoor court, and enjoy free events for all ages. 

Meeting and Conference Rooms

  • Program Room bookable by Cambridge-based non-profit organizations when not in use for library programs
  • Two conference rooms available on first-come, first-served basis for groups of 2-4

Computers and Equipment

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

Other Amenities

  • Quiet Room
  • Outdoor Reading Garden
  • Gender-neutral restrooms

Come Visit Us!


Monday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 10a.m.-6p.m.
Saturday 1-5p.m.
Sunday (July & August) 1-5 p.m.
Book drop open 24/7


826 Cambridge St. 02141
Phone: 617.349.4015

Map of Location

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