Lincoln Public Library

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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

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Featured Events & Library Info

What's Happening with the Construction at the Library?

The purpose of the construction project at the library is to repair the water leaks at the Gund Addition’s north and south parapets.  During the summer of 2019, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger engineers performed a leakage investigation and concluded that water is entering through the backside of the parapet walls and from the cracked cast stones at the top of the parapets. 

Designed by the noted Cambridge based firm Graham Gund Architects, the brick structure echoes the original library building (William Preston, 1883–4) with its pitched slate roof, brick cladding, and decorative masonry.  At the same time, Gund’s playful interpretation of historical models and ornament breaks with tradition and makes this building an important local example of post-modern architecture.  

Money to pay for this project came from Community Preservation Act funds and a generous donation from Graham Gund. The construction work consists of removing the damaged cast stones at the top of the parapets, repairing the flashing where the parapet walls meet the roof, and installing new cast stones to prevent water from entering the building. 


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Library Trustees vote to go mostly fine free!

In recognition of the American Library's Association's 2019 Resolution on Monetary Library Fines as a form of social inequity the Trustees of the Lincoln Public Library have voted to stop charging fines on overdue materials with the following exceptions:

  • Speed Reads

  • Items from our Library of Things

  • Museum Passes

  • Interlibrary loans from outside the Minuteman Library Network.

 In order for an item to be eligible for fine free status it must be checked out here at the Lincoln Public Library. A bill for the full replacement cost will be automatically generated by the Minuteman Network if an item is not returned 42 days after the due date. Once the item(s) have been returned all costs will be waived.


COVID-19 Updates from the Town of Lincoln


Contactless Pickup

As of June 12th the Library has stopped our contactless pickup service.  For patrons who have concerns about entering the building to retrieve their holds (for example, those who are immunocompromised) the library staff is more than happy to pull any reserves you might have, check them out and bring them to you in the front vestibule.  Please call the library at 781-259-8465 ext. 204 for assistance.  


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