Central Library

Somerville Public Library Central Library Front Exterior

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.

Contactless pickup is available, however, at each Somerville Library location. If you have placed library materials on hold and they’re ready to be picked up, please stop by during our hours of service and a librarian will be able to assist you at the front door.

Central Library Hours

Phone: (617) 623-5000, x2900

Please note: The building is closed to the public.

Contactless pickup is available during our open hours, except between 1-2pm Monday-Friday:
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Teen Room is Closed

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

Wireless internet is available throughout the library.

Location: 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
The library is at the corner of Highland Avenue and Walnut St.

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

From McGrath Hwy. (Rt. 28) North: Take Highland Ave/Medford St. exit; Left at fork for Highland Ave

From McGrath Hwy. (Rt. 28) South: Take right at fourth set of lights past Assembly Square Mall; left at fork for Highland Ave

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)

Photo credit: Allison Evans Photography