Library Director Sara Slymon is pleased to announce several updates on the Public Library of Brookline’s operations, including expanded pickup hours and new programming.

Beginning today, hours for contactless pickup will change, and dozens of library staff members who were furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will return to work.

“I cannot say enough about the grace and flexibility all of our staff and patrons have shown in adapting to unpredictable and ever-changing circumstances,” Slymon said. “I’m immensely proud of the work our staff has done over the last seven months to restore essential library services and continue serving our patrons and our community in new and unique ways. We will continue to evolve as the pandemic continues on, and will constantly be seeking ways to further expand services as we look forward to the day when we can once again welcome everyone back into our buildings safely.”

Brookline Village
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coolidge Corner
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Picture Book Surprise Bundles
Additionally, earlier this week the library’s Youth Services Team launched Picture Book Surprise Bundles, which feature 10 randomly selected picture books that families will receive without needing to place holds. Families can simply request a picture book surprise at the front desk, and staff will hand-select their bundle for them.

Normal Loan Periods Resume
The library has resumed its traditional loan periods, so patrons are encouraged to keep an eye on their accounts. All items that were checked out during the spring or summer are due back on Nov. 2, and materials can be returned using the book drops at any Brookline Library location.

Library Interiors Remain Closed for Now
While library staff is working with Architects for Public Benefit to re-work the interiors of individual libraries to promote social distancing and well being, the interiors of all libraries are still closed to the public at this time.

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