Lincoln Public Library

Hours & Directions

Monday Hours 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Hours 1:00pm - 5:00pm

We Are Closed

Library Services FAQ

Library will be reopening to the public on Saturday, January 22nd at 10:00 am

Quick look at what services we can and cannot offer....for more details see below

What's Available

  What's Not Available


Public Access to building No inside returns
Photocopier & printer ****Direct access to the Lincoln Historical Room & Lincoln Library Vault
Self-checkout via MLN app Children's computers
Library programs via Zoom  
 Friends of the Library book cart sales  
Outside book drop returns  
Reference and reader's advisory services  
Minuteman Library Network Materials  
Library of Things  
**Museum Passes Patrons should contact each museum for
their reopening reservation system and COVID-19 guidelines
Wi-Fi Access available on library grounds  
Comcat ILL reserve system  
World Cat & OCLC requests  (please contact reference librarian)  
 Magazine Swap  
 Children's Play Area  

April 15, 2022 Update to Mask Recommendation:

Due to recent data showing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the Board of Health members voted last night to strongly recommend that people wear masks in public indoor spaces until early May as we see how the infection rate from the new BA-2 variant evolves over the next few weeks after spring vacation.  

More information is available on the town website here.


Book returns

Please return all library materials prior to entering the building. 


Museum Passes

  • Museum Passes are available for borrowing . Please check with museum prior to booking your pass to check on their COVID-19 regulations and respective reopening plans.



  • June 21, 2021 Update: After consulting with the Lincoln Public Health Nurse and under CDC guidelines the Lincoln Library will no longer be quarantining items for 24 hours.


Children’s Department

  • The children's play area has reopened. Limited selection of toys are available.
  • Public computers have been removed from the children's area
  • We are starting to move our furniture back into place!
  • The children's department can also be reached by their new email account:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What about upcoming library programs?

  • We have shifted most of our programming to Zoom; however, a number of programs have returned to in-person in the library. Please see the calendar for program details. 
  • All scheduled programming will continue as planned. Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of programs



  • The Lincoln Public Library Trustees have voted to remove fines on most library materials for Lincoln materials borrowed here at the library. For more information please click here
  • To pay for overdue fines from other libraries we encourage patrons to pay online through the Minuteman Library website 


Room occupancy limits have been removed. 

  • Some of the book stacks are located in small enclosed areas; please try and maintain a safe distance from other patrons. We are all adjusting to our "new normal" and some patrons may need more space than others.

All decisions are guided by information from the Board of Library Commissioners, The Massachusetts Library System, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Lincoln Board of Health. These services and policies are subject to change according to our discretion and local/state guidelines. We reserve the right to make adjustments according to the safety needs. While we have increased our cleaning of common surfaces we can not guarantee that surfaces are COVID-19 free.

Thank you for your patience as we find new ways to serve you!  



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