Library News

Welcome Back to the Concord Free Public Library!

The Main and the Fowler Branch Library buildings are now open with modified hours and by advance registration after being closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Fowler Branch Library closes between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. daily for cleaning. The first hour of the day at both locations is reserved for senior citizens and at-risk individuals. Curbside pickup service continues at the Main Library. [View Library Hours] [View Library's Phase 3 Service Restoration Plan]

Main Library                                            

*10 am - 11 am reserved for senior citizens and at-risk patrons                                             
Sunday Closed  
Monday *10 am - 6 pm  [Reserve a Main Library Visit]
Tuesday *10 am - 6 pm  [Reserve a Main Library Visit]
Wednesday *10 am - 6 pm  [Reserve a Main Library Visit]
Thursday *10 am - 8 pm  [Reserve a Main Library Visit] (Starting on 10/29/2020)
Friday *10 am - 6 pm  [Reserve a Main Library Visit]
Saturday Closed

Special Collections                                  

Call 978-318-3342 or email prior to your visit to Special Collections                         

Sunday Closed  
Monday 10 am - 4.:45 pm  [Reserve a SC Visit]
Tuesday 10 am - 4.:45 pm  [Reserve a SC Visit]
Wednesday 10 am - 4.:45 pm  [Reserve a SC Visit]
Thursday 10 am - 4.:45 pm  [Reserve a SC Visit]
Friday 10 am - 4.:45 pm  [Reserve a SC Visit]
Saturday Closed

Fowler Branch                                         

*10 am - 11 am reserved for senior citizens and at-risk patrons                                              
Sunday Closed
Monday *10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (Closed 1 pm - 2 pm for cleaning)  [Reserve a Fowler Library Visit]
Tuesday *10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (Closed 1 pm - 2 pm for cleaning)  [Reserve a Fowler Library Visit]
Wednesday *10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (Closed 1 pm - 2 pm for cleaning)  [Reserve a Fowler Library Visit]
Thursday *10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (Closed 1 pm - 2 pm for cleaning)  [Reserve a Fowler Library Visit]
Friday *10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 6 pm (Closed 1 pm - 2 pm for cleaning)  [Reserve a Fowler Library Visit]
Saturday Closed

ALL VISITORS MUST:

Follow traffic flow guidelines

  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from others
  • Sanitize hands at the entrance 
  • Wear a mask or face covering -  Patrons who cannot wear a mask for any reasons are welcome to sign up for our curbside service.

CURRENT AVAILABLE SERVICES AT THE MAIN LIBRARY:

  • Audiovisuals (Media Room) 
  • Bathrooms
  • Lobby (Adult New Books & More)
  • Open Reserve Shelves
  • Special Collections (If you plan to visit Special Collections, please email specialcollections@concordlibrary.org or call 978-318-3342 ahead of your appointment.)
  • Staff to help you look up titles and retrieve books
  • Teen area
  • Thoreau Room (Art Books)
  • WiFi printing/photocopier/fax self-service

CURRENT INACCESSIBLE AREAS AT THE MAIN LIBRARY:

  • Children's Room
  • Study/Meeting Rooms
  • Public Computers
  • Public seating  
  • 2nd & 3rd Floors (Staff will retrieve books for you from the 2nd & 3rd floor stacks.)

CURRENT AVAILABLE SERVICES AT THE FOWLER:  

  • Adult Fiction
  • Audiovisuals
  • Bathrooms
  • Children's Room (1 family at a time.)
  • Magazines
  • New Books
  • Photocopier
  • Teen Books
CURRENT INACCESSIBLE AREAS AT THE FOWLER:
  • Lower Level (Staff will retrieve books for you from Lower Level.)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Public Computers
  • Public seating