Update on COVID-19

All Brookline Libraries are now open for browsing. Learn more in the letter from our director, Sara Slymon. Our updated hours are listed on our Hours & Locations page.

Masks & Social Distancing at the Library

Beginning Monday, August 2, 2021, all patrons ages 2 and up must wear a mask which covers their nose and mouth while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

You may be asked to keep distance between yourself and staff. We will continue to have plexiglass up at public desks, and we ask that you stay behind it while asking questions.

Please keep 6 feet apart from other people and wear masks.

Events, Programs, and Room Rental

All programming will remain virtual until further notice. Check out our event calendar for our latest library programs, including storytimes, book clubs, and more.

The second floor of the Brookline Village library will be closed to the public. At Brookline Village library, study rooms are available to be reserved. Otherwise, there are no room reservations at this time.

Other Limitations

Library staff will monitor building capacity. If we are at maximum capacity, you may experience a brief wait before you can enter the buildings. There are displays around the Library entrances which show our current capacity. Otherwise, there is no time limit on your visit.

Eating or drinking is temporarily not allowed at all Brookline Libraries. This does not apply to babies who need to nurse or need a bottle, or to anyone who needs a sip of water. We plan to return to our liberal food and drink policy soon.

Ask Questions

You can ask librarians your questions by phone at 617-730-2370 ext 3, by chat, or by email.