West Branch

Somerville Public Library West Library Front Exterior

Photo credit: Allison Evans Photography

The West Branch is currently closed for renovations.  On December 3, 2018, a temporary location will open at the Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland Street, 2nd floor.  Please email amitchell@minlib.net or call 617 623-5000, x2975 with any questions.  

We are thrilled to announce that beginning in January 2019, the 109-year-old West Branch Library will begin undergoing an extensive renovation! Following a thorough community process, this project aims to expand and enhance programming and resources, community space, and operations. Prior to the start of renovations, the West Branch Library will close to the general public for staff to prepare. During the renovation, a small temporary branch library will be available at the Tufts Administration Building, at 167 Holland St. on the 2nd floor.

Important Dates and Information:

Saturday, November 17th is the last day the West Branch will be open. Please join us for an open house from 10 am - 1 pm to say goodbye to the building as we know it and celebrate the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the West Branch!

Sunday November 18th, the West Branch will be closed for renovation. Construction is anticipated to begin in January of 2019.

November 18th - December 2nd, all West Branch holds will be temporarily redirected to the Central Library, located at 79 Highland Ave. If you are unable to pick up holds at the Central Library during this time and require assistance, please contact Alison at (617) 623-5000, x2975 or amitchell@minlib.net.

Monday, December 3rd, West at TAB (Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland St., 2nd floor) will open to the public! Holds will be available at this location, as well as a small lending library. Hours for the temporary location are to be determined, but will be posted on the Somerville Public Library website as soon as possible.

Book drop services at the West Branch will stop after November 17th. Any Items checked out at the West Branch may be returned to any Somerville Public Library location or any library in the Minuteman Library Network.

More information about the process or the construction project itself can be found on the City of Somerville website.

If you have any questions about holds or West at TAB, please call the West Branch at (617) 623-5000, x2975.