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 Sunday, January 1, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closed Monday, January 16, 2023
Presidents Day: Closed Monday, February 20, 2023
Staff Development Day: Closed Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Easter: Closed Sunday, April 9, 2023
Patriots’ Day: Closed Monday, April 17, 2023
Memorial Day: Closed Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth: Closed Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day: Closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day: Closed Monday, September 4, 2023
Indigenous Peoples' Day: Closed Monday, October 9, 2023
Veterans Day: Closed Saturday, November 11, 2023
Closing at 5 PM Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Closed Thursday, November 23, 2023
Closed Sunday, December 24, 2023
Closed Monday, December 25, 2023
Open Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 1 – 7 PM


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.