Melrose Public Library
(781) 665-2313; Children's Room, (781) 665-2314
The heavily-trafficked Melrose Public Library offers an abundance of programs for children and adults alike, in addition to its collection. The library has a children's room, a young adult services and reference librarian and a senior reference librarian.
The library also has memberships to area museums and attractions; Melrose resident may reserve passes through these memberships up to 30 days in advance.
The library has called its current location home since 1897 - although the library first began 1871 and bounced around to three locations before landing on West Emerson Street. In 1990,the library was awarded a Massachusetts Library Construction Grant which enabled major improvements to be made to the interior and exterior of the library.
The Melrose Public Library is a member of the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE).
- Hours: Winter Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: 17 Internet-connected public computers available; must have a library card number to use a computer. Computers are first come, first serve or reserved in person. Max of three hours a day, with the first hour uninterrupted.
- Book donation information: The library maintains a donation wishlist on Amazon.com
- Wi-Fi: Free