Hours & Directions

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closures

2019:

Columbus Day: Closed Monday, October 14, 2019
Veterans Day: Closed Monday, November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving:
Closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Closed Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas:
Closing at noon Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Open Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 1-6 p.m.
New Year's Eve: Closing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2020:

New Year's Day: Closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closed Monday, January 20, 2020
Presidents Day: Closed Monday, February 17, 2020
Easter: Closed Sunday, April 12, 2020
Patriots' Day: Closed Monday, April 20, 2020
Memorial Day: Closed Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day: Closed Saturday, July 4, 2020
Labor Day: Closed Monday, September 7, 2020
Columbus Day: Closed Monday, October 12, 2020
Veterans Day: Closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving:
Closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Closed Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas:
Closing at noon Thursday, December 24, 2020
Closed Friday, December 25, 2020
Open Saturday, December 26, 2019 from 1-5 p.m.
New Year's Eve: Closing at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2019

Directions 

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.

Parking

Limited metered parking is in back of the library and on the street.

All parking is metered, on the street and behind the library with a 2 hour limit. Parking is $0.25 per half hour. The meters are monitored Mondays through Saturdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays are free.

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.