Northborough Free Library

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Northborough Free Library

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Library Hours

We're Back!

10am - 1pm Monday - Saturday

5pm-7pm Monday

Computer appointments must be booked in advance.  Please register online or call the Reference Desk at (508) 393-5025 x5. Appointments are 45 minutes long. You may book one appointment per day, up to three appointments per week. You must remain properly masked at all times during your appointment. Patrons with certain medical exemptions should call the Adult Services desk or email to make alternative arrangements. Please check in at the Adult Services Desk when you arrive for your appointment. Check our schedule for appointment availability and to register.

Patrons will be required to properly wear a mask at all times while in the library. 

Please remember to maintain proper social distancing at all times while inside the library.

To ensure the safety of our staff and community, patrons are asked to limit their visits to a maximum of 45 minutes per day.

Curbside pickup will still be available by appointment during the following times:

Monday: 1:30pm-4:30pm 

Tuesday: 1:30pm-6:50pm

Wednesday - Saturday: 1:30pm-3:50pm

All programming will remain virtual at this time. Meeting and study rooms will remain closed until further notice.

2021 Holidays


Closed Days
Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 15 - President's Day
Monday, April 19 - Patriot's  Day
Saturday, May 29 & Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day weekend
Monday, July 5 - Independence Day (observed)
Saturday, September 4 & Monday, September 6 - Labor Day weekend
Monday, October 11 - Indigenous Peoples' Day/Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving
Friday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 25 - Christmas
Friday, December 31 - New Year's Eve (New Year's Day observed)

Early Closing Days
Wednesday, November 24 - close at 3pm




The library parking lot is behind the library, accessed via Patty Lane.

(Your GPS will bring you to the front of the library, where there is no parking.)


For large meetings, there is additional parking on the corner of Hudson and Pierce Streets.

Directions from Route 290:

  • Take the Church St. exit for Northborough. Stay on Church St. heading to Northborough for approximately 3 miles. Church St. ends at Main St. (Route 20).
  • Take a left at the lights onto Route 20 East.
  • Go through the light at Route 20 and Route 135.
  • Cross the railroad tracks and turn right into Patty Lane.
  • The driveway to our lot will be on the left.

Directions from Route 9 East/West to Route 135 West:

  • Take Route 9 East or West to 135 West.
  • Route 135 West ends at Rt. 20 (Main St.) in downtown Northborough.
  • Take a right at the lights towards Route 20 East. 
  • Cross the railroad tracks and turn right into Patty Lane.
  • The driveway to our lot will be on the left.

Directions from the Mass Pike (either East or West):

  • Take I-90 East or West (Mass Pike) until you reach Exit 11A which is I-495.
  • Exit and travel on I-495 North for approximately 1.5 miles to Exit 23B which is Route 9 West.
  • Exit and travel on Route 9 West towards Worcester for approximately 2.2 miles until you reach the first set of traffic lights at Lyman Street.
  • Turn right at the lights onto Lyman St. (Burger King will be on your right).
  • Follow Lyman St. to the end, turn left onto Bartlett Street. 
  • At the next light, turn left onto Main St. Route 20 west.
  • As you approach the center of town, opposite Cumberland Farms on the right, turn left into Patty Lane when signals allow a left turn.
  • Our parking lot will be on the left.

Directions from 495 South:

  • Take I-495 South toward Worcester.
  • From I-495, take Exit 24B which is Rt. 20 West toward Northborough.
  • Follow Rt. 20 West about 3.5 miles, into the center of Northborough.
  • Opposite Cumberland Farms on the right, turn left into Patty Lane when signal allows a left turn.
  • The Northborough Free Library parking lot will be on the left.