Jason L. Homer, Executive Director
In an information-rich and culturally diverse society, the Worcester Public Library is a source of civic activity and pride, offering opportunities for the development of a literate and informed citizenry. Today's library is a vital and vibrant place of information and learning, used and valued by people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. All library locations and staff are devoted to assisting Worcester's residents in this information-rich society in which we live.
For more information, please visit the official Worcester Public Library website.
The Worcester Public Library has library branches located throughout the city. For complete location and hours information, please visit the official Worcester Public Library website.
The Worcester Public Library has undergone many upgrades of the building as well as the library's virtual offerings and services:
Children's Library Playscape
First Floor Free Space
The library also offers many virtual, online and remote services. The library has a broad collection of eContent available to residents of Worcester. The Talking Book Library provides services to residents who are unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability. These services include recorded stories created and curated by staff, audio descriptions of events happening at the library, featured stories read by WPL librarians and more. Training and classes to learn new skills for jobs or personal enjoyment are now available for adults, teens or children. Hybrid programming, online and in-person programs, meets the needs of those who cannot make it to the library as well as those who do not have access to online programs.
Due to the inclement weather, all municipal buildings will close to the general public at noon Tuesday, March 14.
Posted: Tuesday 03/14/23
In anticipation of a forecasted snowstorm beginning Friday night and lasting into Saturday, a Declared Winter Parking Ban for Worcester will go into effect at 12 a.m. March 4 (midnight tonight).
Posted: Friday 03/03/23
The City of Worcester’s Cultural Development Division and Worcester Public Library will host an inauguration ceremony for new Worcester Poet Laureate Oliver de la Paz. The ceremony will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 on the first floor of the Worcester Public Library at 3 Salem St.
Posted: Wednesday 02/15/23
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
12 - 4 p.m.
Monday & Thursday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.