Visiting the Library during COVID-19
What are the current Library hours?
The Library is open:
- Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Friday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are closed on Sundays until October.
Evening hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6th.
Does the Library offer curbside services?
Yes. Curbside services are available when the Library is open.
You can reserve books ahead of time online, or call the Library at 617.898.4954 to request books. Once you are notified your books have arrived and are ready for pickup, you can come to the Library to get them. Once you arrive in the parking lot, call the number above and a staff member will bring them out to a shelf located at the Main Entrance.
Can I come inside the Library?
Yes. You can visit the Library during our open hours. In order to provide a safe visit we ask the following:
- Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals, however all other are required to wear a mask. We suggest that all Library visitors wear a mask, as we are visited by people of all ages, both vaccinated and not.
- There are no longer time limits on visits
- There are no longer restrictions on time spent in the building
What services are available inside?
Currently, you have access to the following when you visit:
- Browsing the stacks
- Checking out items
- Wireless access
- Public computer use (Chromebooks)
- Printing (with staff assistance)
- Museum Passes (availability differs by location, please check with the museum first)
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Study Rooms
What services are NOT currently available?
- Vending machines
- Meeting Rooms/Spaces