Needham Free Public Library Closed as a Precaution Against COVID-19

The Needham Free Public Library and Needham Public Health announce that the Library will be closed for the foreseeable future. This is an effort to practice social distancing, which helps stop the spread of COVID-19.

During this time, patrons will be unable to access the library or check items out of the library. The Library book drops have been closed and the Friends of the Library are not accepting donations at this time. The Minuteman Library Network has extended the checkout time for all materials currently checked out by one month. Fines for overdue items will be waived during this time.

We understand that closing the library is an inconvenience for the many individuals and families who rely on the services provided. We also know that it is a gathering space for many people in the community. Thank you for understanding and for your patience during this time.

Staff will be available Monday-Friday 9 am – 5pm to answer reference questions. We now have the ability to change your passwords and card expiration dates to allow you to access the online databases. Please call in at 781-455-7559 ext. 218 (leave a message and we will get back to you) or by email at

An updated edition of Library Notes – Covid 19 issue is now available to be downloaded

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