Hours, Directions & Parking

Limited Browsing on our Ground Floor is here! You are now able to browse Children’s, New Books, Teen, Large Print, Magazines and New AV material (DVDs, audiobooks, & CDs). Only our Ground Floor/Parking Lot entrance is open at this time (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM, Tuesday & Thursday from 11AM-7PM, and Saturday 9AM-12PM).

Returns are accepted outside this entrance during these hours.  We are also holding many virtual classes/events, offering wireless printing, and loaning laptops. More information is available here.

Librarians are available for assistance over email and phone: 781-314-3425.

Hours of Operation

Current Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday & Thursday11:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday9:00AM – 12:00PM

For a list of days on which we are closed in 2021, click here.

For our snow closing policy click here.


The library is located at 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451

By Public Transportation:

1)Take the Fitchburg/South Acton line of the MBTA Commuter Rail to the Waltham stop. Walk north on Moody Street to the intersection with Main Street. Turn left. The Library will be two blocks up on the right.

2)Take the 70 Bus from Central Square or Watertown Square. Turn right when exiting the bus, the library will be 0.5 blocks up on your left.

From the West (Rt. 128):

Take exit 41-Rt. 20 Waltham. Rt. 20 and Main St. are the same road. Drive for approximately 1.5 miles. The library is on the left past the McDonald’s and the Post Office.

From the East:

Take Rt. 20/Main Street. The library will be on the right past City Hall and the intersection with Moody Street.


There is a free parking lot behind the library. Parking is limited to two hours. After two hours, you must move your car out of the lot. There is also on-street parking around the library and a metered municipal lot one block from the library off of Lexington Street between Main Street and School Street.

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