Hours & Directions


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

New Year's Day: Closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closed Monday, January 21, 2019
Presidents Day: Closed Monday, February 18, 2019
Patriots' Day: Closed Monday, April 15, 2019
Easter: Closed Sunday, April 21, 2019
Memorial Day: Closed Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day: Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019
Labor Day: Closed Monday, September 2, 2019
Columbus Day: Closed Monday, October 14, 2019
Veterans Day: Closed Monday, November 11, 2019
Closing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Closed Thursday, November 28, 2019
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


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 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.