Read the Policy for Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) Bookmobile.
Read our borrowing and returning policy.
Watertown Free Public Library provides a safe and comfortable environment conducive to the use and enjoyment of library materials, services, and facilities. The Library¹ is intended for the use of all members of the public. Patrons are expected to observe the rights of other patrons and staff members and to use the Library for its intended purposes.
Children are always welcome at the Watertown Free Public Library.
The WFPL must have a collection development policy to guide staff in its efforts to meet community needs and interests due to the volume of publishing, as well as the limitation of budget and space.
The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) is committed to providing free and open access to informational, educational, recreational, and cultural resources for library users of all ages and backgrounds, including unfiltered access to the Internet.
The Watertown Free Public Library offers exceptional services to library users through its quality facilities, collections, programming, technology, and staff.
The Watertown Free Public Library provides access for the general public to the fullest extent possible to all published materials.
The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) offers display space for local artists residing in Massachusetts.
Read the Hatch Makerspace policies.
We work hard to purchase materials that members of our community are sure to love.
The Library of Things (LOT) is the Watertown Free Public Library’s (WFPL) circulating collection of occasional use materials.
Local History resources are of lasting and cumulative value for developing local knowledge and understanding.
The Watertown Free Public Library offers the use of its meeting rooms to further its roles as a place to meet and interact in meaningful ways, to learn and stay informed, and to celebrate and enjoy diversity.
The Minuteman Library Network (MLN) and our member libraries recognize the importance of protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users' registration, circulation, and electronic access information.
In order to meet a wide variety of information needs, the libraries of the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) make information available in a variety of formats (including print, audiovisual, and electronic materials) and provide access to the information resources of the Internet via the Network's computer system.
This Program Development Policy upholds the mission and goals of the Watertown Free Public Library by setting guidelines for the planning and operation of Library programs and events.
The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) is committed to using current social media.
The Watertown Free Public library has four group study rooms.
View the Volunteer Permission Form for Minors.
The Watertown Free Public Library Volunteer Program provides public service opportunities to members of our community.
Adults may visit the Teen Room or Children’s Room only when accompanied by children using those departments or retrieving materials for research or check out.