Boston Public Library
Hours and Directions

 

See also: Holiday Observances

Printable schedule of hours

Neighborhoods
Downtown Boston
Allston/Brighton
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mattapan
Roslindale
Roxbury
South Boston
West Roxbury


Locations

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY
700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-536-5400

  • Johnson and McKim Building Hours
    (Includes Circulating Collections, Tech Central, most Reference and Research Departments, Kirstein Business Library and the Sargent Gallery, Wiggin Gallery, and Cheverus Room)
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Children's and Teen Rooms
    Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 pm. - 5 p.m.
  • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
    Exhibition Gallery & Learning Center:
    Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 pm. - 5 p.m.
    Reference and Research by appointment.
  • Rare Books
    Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Prints
    By appointment only.
    Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Courtyard Restaurant
    Open for lunch Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Open for Tea Wednesday through Friday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Please call 617-859-2251 for reservations.
  • The Map Room Café
    Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
  • ASA College Planning Center
    (housed at the Central Library, Copley Square)
    Hours and additional information
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DOWNTOWN BOSTON North End Branch
25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA 02113
617-227-8135
Branch Librarian: Susan Voloshin
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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South End Branch
685 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
617-536-8241
Branch Librarian: Anne Smart
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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West End Branch
151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
617-523-3957
Branch Librarian: Helen Bender
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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ALLSTON/BRIGHTON Brighton Branch
40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA 02135
617-782-6032
Branch Librarian: Uma Murthy
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Faneuil Branch
419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA 02135
617-782-6705
Branch Librarian: Dorothy Keller
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Honan-Allston Branch
300 North Harvard Street, Allston, MA 02134
617-787-6313
Branch Librarian: Carin O'Connor
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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CHARLESTOWN
Charlestown Branch
179 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-242-1248
Branch Librarian: Maureen Marx
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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DORCHESTER
Adams Street Branch
690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
617-436-6900
Branch Librarian: Kate Brown
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Codman Square Branch
690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
617-436-8214
Branch Librarian: Janice Knight
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Fields Corner Branch
1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122
617-436-2155
Branch Librarian: Kimberly McCleary
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Grove Hall Branch
41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121
617-427-3337
Branch Librarian: Paul Edwards
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Lower Mills Branch
27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
617-298-7841
Branch Librarian: Margaret Phillibert
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Uphams Corner Branch
500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125
617-265-0139
Branch Librarian: Georgia Titonis
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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EAST BOSTON
East Boston Branch
365 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128
617-569-0271
Branch Librarian: Margaret Kelly
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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HYDE PARK
Hyde Park Branch
35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
617-361-2524
Branch Librarian: Mary Margaret Pitts
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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JAMAICA PLAIN
Connolly Branch
433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-1960
Branch Librarian: Jane Bickford
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Jamaica Plain Branch
12 Sedgwick Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-2053
Branch Librarian: Laura Pattison
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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MATTAPAN
Mattapan Branch
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
617-298-9218
Branch Librarian: Maurice Gordon
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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ROSLINDALE
Roslindale Branch
4246 Washington St., Roslindale, MA 02131
617-323-2343
Branch Librarian: Catherine Clancy
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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ROXBURY
Dudley Branch
65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-6186
Branch Librarian: Allen Knight
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Dudley Literacy Center
65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-859-2446
The Dudley Literacy Center now operates on a classes-only basis.
All classes require registration in advance.





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Egleston Square
2044 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-445-4340
Branch Librarian: Audrey Leppanen
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Parker Hill Branch
1497 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02120
617-427-3820
Branch Librarian: Rebecca Manos
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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SOUTH BOSTON
South Boston Branch
646 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-0180
Branch Librarian: Frances Francis
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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WEST ROXBURY
West Roxbury Branch
1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
617-325-3147
Branch Librarian: Sheila G. Scott
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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