Cambridge Public Library Announces Further Reopening Plans for all Locations

The Cambridge Public Library today announced its plans for further reopening locations to the public. On June 2, 2021, the Main Library reopened with limited in-person services. In the coming weeks, those services will increase, and all branch libraries will reopen to the public as well. No appointments will be required.

The Library is again offering seating in the Main Library Reading Room so patrons have an indoor space to read, work, study and use the Wi-Fi. The outdoor patio is also open for patrons.

The week of June 14, the Library will begin to reopen branch libraries to patrons. Five branch locations (Boudreau, Central Square, Collins, O’Neill, and Valente) will transition to in-person services during the hours that they are currently open for contactless pickup. At the Main Library, the Children’s Room will additionally be open for browsing during select hours:
June 15, 1- 5 p.m.; June 16, 1-5 p.m.; and June 17, 12-4 p.m.

All libraries will be closed on June 18 and June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Library hours week of June 14 

 

Mon 6/14

Tue 6/15

Wed 6/16

Thu 6/17

Fri 6/18

Sat 6/19

Main Library

closed

12-7 p.m.

 

12-7p.m.

9a.m.-4p.m.

Holiday

closed

Boudreau

11a.m-5:30p.m.

closed

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

 

closed

Holiday

closed

Central Square

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

1-7p.m.

Holiday

closed

Collins

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

closed

closed

closed

Holiday

closed

O’Connell

closed

closed

closed

closed

Holiday

closed

O’Neill

closed

closed

1-7p.m.

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

Holiday

closed

Valente

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

11 a.m-5:30 p.m.

closed

closed

Holiday

closed

 
 

The week of June 21, the Library will significantly increase hours and services at the six open library locations. At the Main Library, all remaining floors will be open to patrons—including the Children’s Room, Teen Room, Tech Bar, and seating and work areas. The main public areas of Boudreau Branch, Collins Branch, O’Neill Branch and Valente Branch will be open and the ground floor and the children’s floor at the Central Square Branch will be open. The Tech Center and Lewis Room at the Central Square branch are temporarily closed for renovations.

O’Connell Branch will reopen the week of June 28, and the Main Library’s new makerspace, The Hive, will open to patrons in July.

Library hours effective June 21 (*O’Connell hours start on June 28) 

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

MainLibrary

9a.m.-5p.m.

9a.m.-9p.m.

9a.m.-9p.m.

9a.m.-5p.m.

9a.m.-5p.m.

9a.m.-5p.m.

Boudreau

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

Central Square

10a.m.-6p.m.

10a.m.-9p.m.

10a.m.-6p.m.

 

10a.m.-9p.m

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

Collins

10a.m.-6p.m.

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

Closed

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

O’Connell*

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

Closed

10a.m.-8p.m.

10a.m.-6p.m

Closed

O’Neill

10a.m.-8p.m.

Closed

10a.m.-8p.m.

10a.m.-6p.m.

 

10a.m.-6p.m.

Closed

Valente

10a.m.-8p.m.

10a.m.-6p.m

10a.m.-8p.m.

10a.m.-6p.m

Closed

Closed


Through June 15, all library visitors over age 5 must wear a mask inside library buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Children ages 2-5 are encouraged to wear masks as well. Free masks are available at library service desks, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.

New service schedules will be updated on the Library website as they go into effect. Additional reopening updates will be posted on the Library’s website as details are finalized.
 
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