About the West Roxbury Branch

Special Features

  • World language collections in Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish
  • Reading Garden
  • Home to the West Roxbury Historical Society


  • In 1876, the Boston Public Library took over the collection of the West Roxbury Free Library and created the West Roxbury Delivery Station, which became a full branch in 1896.
  • In 1922, the branch moved to its current location. In 1977, a fire destroyed the neighboring West Roxbury Congregational Church and the land was deeded to the Trustees of the Boston Public Library for a branch addition.
  • On September 24, 1989, a new addition opened with community rooms, a gallery, and a reading garden.

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