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Saturday Hours Return to Neighborhood Branches; Sunday Hours Return to Central Library

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Detailed hours information available on the Boston Public Library website

Saturday hours at the neighborhood branches of the Boston Public Library return on September 7. Saturday hours at Boston Public Library branches vary per location, but are typically 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Three Boston Public Library branches have 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. hours on Saturday: Lower Mills, North End, and West End.

The Roslindale Branch, located at 4246 Washington Street, will have a full week of updated public service hours beginning in September. The branch will be open Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. On Thursday, the branch will be open 12 8 p.m. On Friday, the hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday the hours are 9 a.m. 2 p.m.

The Uphams Corner Branch, located at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester, remains temporarily closed for building improvements. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2013.

Sunday hours at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street, return on October 6. The Central Library will be open 1 – 5 p.m. on Sundays except on the Sundays that precede Monday holidays.

Detailed information about current library hours is available online at All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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