Update on COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff at the Public Library of Brookline has been hard at work to provide resources and services in as many formats as safely possible.  You can read all the updates our director, Sara Slymon, has been writing as events unfold.

Also, take a look at our all-virtual event offerings! We have online storytimes, book clubs, and much more.

Return Items

Library book drops are now open.

We’ve waived regular due dates for the time being–everything is due back August 31. All materials will be quarantined for 4 days after they are returned and before we check them in. You will not accrue fines during that time.

Contactless Pickup

Contactless pickup is now available for library materials. You can also explore our wide range of online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and learning.

Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while you’re picking up your holds, and maintain social distancing from other library patrons.

CDC reminder to please keep 6 feet apart from other people, and wear masks.

Learn More About Contactless Pickup and Book Your Appointment Here!

Ask Questions

You can ask librarians your questions by phone, chat, or email. For phone and chat hours, see our hours page.

Wondering about pickup logistics, museum passes, or other common questions? Check out our Contactless Pickup Frequently Asked Questions.