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Hours & Directions
Hours & Directions
Regular hours for the Central Library are listed below. Use the following links for East Branch hours, West Branch hours, and Teen Room hours.
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
CLOSED for summer
Somerville Public Library sign

Keep in mind that the library is closed on all state and federal holidays, and closed on Sundays during summer.

Please note that Wellington Hall (the main reading room on the 2nd floor of the Central Library) begins closing earlier than the 9:00 p.m. deadline, in order to give staff time to close down machines, make sure all library patrons are off the floor, shut off the lights, etc. All Wellington machines (computers, printers, photocopiers, etc.) are shut off at 8:50 p.m., and the floor is closed at 8:55 p.m. The Reference staff will go around 5-15 mins before 8:55pm and alert patrons that the floor will be closing. All patrons wishing to check out books, movies, cds or other materials materials should take these to the 1st floor Circulation desk well ahead of 9:00 p.m. so that the Circulation staff can process them before closing. 9:00 p.m. is when the library actually closes, with all loan processing completed, patrons out of the building, the doors locked, and the alarm set.

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.