Hours & Directions


  • Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Holiday Closures


New Year’s Day: Closed Saturday, January 1, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closed Monday, January 17, 2022
Presidents Day: Closed Monday, February 21, 2022
Easter: Closed Sunday, April 17, 2022
Patriots’ Day: Closed Monday, April 18, 2022
Memorial Day: Closed Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth: Closed Sunday, June 19, 2022
Independence Day: Closed Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day: Closed Monday, September 5, 2022
Columbus Day: Closed Monday, October 10, 2022
Veterans Day: Closed Friday, November 11, 2022
Closing at 5 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Closed Thursday, November 24, 2022
Closing at noon Saturday, December 24, 2022
Closed Sunday, December 25, 2022
Open Monday, December 26, 2022 from 1–7 PM
New Year’s Eve: Closing at 5 PM Saturday, December 31, 2022


Physical Address

123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Directions From the West

  1. Take Route 20 East (Main Street) to Watertown Square
  2. Watertown Free Public Library is at 123 Main Street

Directions From the East

  1. Take Route 16 (Mt. Auburn Street) west
  2. Turn right on Main Street
  3. Watertown Free Public Library is at 123 Main Street

Public Transportation

The library is accessible via MBTA Bus routes 52, 57, 59, 70, 70A, 71, Express 502, and Express 504. It is less than a five minute walk to the library from the buses that arrive at Watertown Yard.


Limited, metered parking is available in the parking lot behind the Library and on the street. Metered parking is limited to 12 hours in the parking lot, 4 hours on the street.

Parking is $0.50 per half hour. Meters are monitored Monday through Saturday between 8 AM and 8 PM. Sundays are free.

Four charging stations are available in the rear of the parking lot, designated for electric and hybrid electric cars.

Book Drops

In addition to the book drops in the front and rear of the Library there is a drive up book drop on Thaxter Street between the Library and Town Hall. There are also two remote book drops conveniently located in town that are emptied daily. One is next to the Middle School (68 Waverly Avenue) on Bemis and Waverly Streets. The other is at the Hosmer Elementary School (1 Concord Road) on Boylston Street.