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Public Library

Jason L. Homer, Executive Director

Worcester Public Library Main Branch Facade

About

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.

Branches

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.

Library Upgrades

The Worcester Public Library has undergone many upgrades of the building as well as the library's virtual offerings and services:

Building Updates:

  • A new front door at the Main Library gives us the opportunity to visibly welcome the community into the Worcester public library.
  • The New Americans Corner in the Main Library provides a visible welcome to our newest community members.
  • Playscape is a rotating early learning environment where children and their caregivers can engage in playful learning scenarios at every WPL location.
  • The Hanover Teen Space boasts a safe, enclosed area with computers, laptops, a robust young adult collection and funky furniture.
  • Renovations to the First Floor allowed for flexible spaces for teaching, training and learning. The computer lab, Fletcher Family Innovation Center and Digital Studio, has also been updated.
  • We are working with the Worcester Housing Authority to create a brand new GBV Branch, located next door to the current library.

Library Playscape
Children's Library Playscape

Library First Floor Area
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.

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Contact Information

Worcester Public Library
Main Branch
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1655

Library Hours:
Sunday
12 - 4 p.m.
Monday & Thursday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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