All Brookline Libraries will be closed Saturday, January 29 due to inclement weather.

Library Buildings Reopen Monday, 1/31 | Learn more about current library services
Read the latest update from the Library Director (1/13/22)

Update on COVID-19

All Brookline Libraries are currently operating on a contactless pick-up model. Regular service will resume Monday, January 31.

We regret having to close our physical doors again more than we can say. For more information about this decision, please read the letter from our Director Sara Slymon.


Borrowing Materials

Contactless Pick-Up

Your holds are still available to you any time during regular library hours, no appointment necessary. Here’s how it works:

  1. Reserve materials yourself through our online catalog or call 617-730-2370 ext. 3 for assistance from a librarian.
  2. Wait for email confirmation that your items are ready for pick-up, then come to the Library. All patrons over 2 years of age must wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination or testing status.
  3. Tell your name to the staff member at the doors.
  4. Staff will retrieve your materials off our holds shelf and check them out for you.

If you’re homebound or unable to wear a mask, contact Mutual Aid Brookline to pick up your library materials for you.

Book Bundles

In addition to holds pick-up, book bundles of popular picture books, easy readers, and tween, teen, and adult fiction materials will be available for check-out on-demand at all Library locations.


Programs & Services

Virtual Programs

View our events calendar for our latest virtual programs, including storytimes, book clubs, and more.

Computers & Printing

Free Library Wi-Fi is available outside all our buildings 24/7. Patrons in need of computer access or internet at home may place holds on Chromebooks or Wi-Fi Hotspots through our Library of Things. All patrons may print up to 10 black and white pages per day free of charge.

  1. Email your .PDF, .JPG, or .PNG files as attachments to print@brklib.com. Need help converting to a PDF? Give us a call at 617-730-2370×3.
  2. Visit any Brookline Library location within 12 hours of your submission.
  3. Provide the file name(s) and email address of your print jobs to a staff member at the door.

ideaSPACE Laser Cutting & 3D Printing

Submit a design for our ideaSPACE Team to laser cut or 3D print via our online ideaSPACE Fabrication Form! We just charge for the cost of the materials used.