Central Library

Somerville Public Library Central Library Front Exterior

Photo credit: Allison Evans Photography

In accordance with City of Somerville social distancing measures for COVID-19, all Somerville Public Library locations are closed for now to support the well-being of our residents.

Central Library Hours

Monday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm (CLOSED during summer)

Teen Room Hours*

Monday 2:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday 2:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 2:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 2:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm (CLOSED during summer)

*When school is in session the Teen Room opens on weekdays at 2:30 pm.

The library is closed on all state and federal holidays, and closed on Sundays during the summer.

Please note that Wellington Hall (the main reading room on the 2nd floor of the Central Library) closes five minutes before the rest of the library does.

Wireless internet service is available throughout the Central Library.

79 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143


The library is at the corner of Highland Avenue and Walnut St. (See map) 

From McGrath Hwy. (Rt. 28): 
From McGrath North, take Highland Ave/Medford St. exit. Highland Ave is left fork of road. 

From Rt. 28 South: 
Take rt. at fourth set of lights past Assembly Square Mall; Highland Ave is left fork of road.

From Rt. 2 East: 
Left onto route 16; right on Broadway; after 3 miles, right on School St.; left at 2nd set of lights (Highland Ave.).

The 88 Lechmere/Clarendon Hill and 90 Sullivan/Davis buses stop by the library.