Library Services Online
Stuck at home and looking for something to do?
The Public Library of Brookline is here to help fill your days with books, stories, art, and so much more.
- Apply for a library card here to access the Minuteman Library Network’s online resources while we are closed.
- Chat or email with a librarian to get your library reference questions answered.
- Explore the wide range of resources including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and learning we offer online.
- Note: If you don’t live in Brookline, some resources won’t work for you. Check in with your home library to see what they have to offer!
Escape Room Adventure Games
Excited for the upcoming Hunger Games prequel? Test your wits against our Hunger Games Escape Room. And may the odds be ever in your favor.
We might be a little biased, but we can’t think of a better way to spend our time than by reading for fun. Join our Read-At-Home-A-Thon as we try to spend 1,000 hours reading! And remember: there’s no wrong way to read.Join the Read-At-Home-A-Thon
Library Events Online
More things to do for adults
Research Family History
Dig deep into your family roots — you can now get free home access to Ancestry thanks to the library. Please note, this is only for Brookline residents — check your local library to see if they offer Ancestry!
Attend Concerts, Museums, and More From Home
Bring concerts and exhibits to your living room. This list, curated by library staff, will point you to the ins, outs, and all-abouts of how to access live music, art, and culture from home.
Learn Something New
Keep your brain busy and learn something new. Whether it is by crafting, crocheting, coding, or something different, we have hand-selected resources for you to keep your mind occupied.
More things to do for children and families
Early Literacy Calendar
Check out our activity calendar for May, created by our Children’s Librarians, featuring daily activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. At home, families can explore different pre-literacy skills that will help get your little one ready to learn how to read.
Online Storytimes and Activities
Storytimes, resources, and activities for kids: A list of online storytimes, resources, and activities compiled by our Youth Services staff.
Looking for a list of suggested titles to start with? Our Youth Services staff have compiled a great list of audiobook titles for kids through teens that you can find over at Hoopla. Hoopla titles are always available, so there’s no waiting to check a title out.