Libraries Closed Until at Least March 27

March 12, 2020

The information in this letter may be out of date. Please see “Update on COVID-19” for the most current information about the Library’s response to current events.


Dear Library Patrons:

The Board of Library Trustees have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to follow the lead of the Brookline Public Schools and close all Library locations through at least March 27. All decisions to close public libraries are made in consultation with public health professionals, Town administration, and Library leadership. We understand, and deeply regret, the inconvenience this will cause our loyal patrons.

We have extended our loan periods on all items to 4 weeks. All fines accrued during this health emergency will be waived.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we face this health emergency together.


Sara Slymon, Library Director, on behalf of a unanimous Board of Library Trustees.