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.

Contactless Pickup

Contactless pickup is available for library materials. Picture Book and Easy Reader Surprise bundles don’t need to be reserved ahead of time; for everything else, wait until you’ve received notification that your holds are ready. Then drop by anytime during our hours to pick up your materials!

Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while you’re picking up your holds, and maintain social distancing from other library patrons. You can also explore our wide range of online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and learning.

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

Learn More About Contactless Pickup Here!

Return Items

Library book drops are open.

All materials will be quarantined for at least 24 hours after they are returned and before we check them in. You will not accrue fines during that time.

Ask Questions

You can ask librarians your questions by phone at 617-730-2370 ext 3, by chat, or by email. For phone and chat hours, see our hours page.

Wondering about Picture Book Surprise bundles, museum passes, or other common questions? Check out our Contactless Pickup Frequently Asked Questions.