Reopening Notice: Contact the library to check for any service limitations before visiting. Many libraries are reopening gradually.

Somerville Public Library

79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA  02143-1797
: (617)628-4052


Library Building(s) Remain Closed to the Public

Emergency Contacts:
Phone: (617)623-5000 ext. 2910
Web Updates
Best Email

Library Materials Options

  • Bookdrop Return

For Reference and Informational Question Options

  • Phone, Chat or Email

Library Programs Availability

  • Virtual Programs

Printing, Copying and Fax Services Available

  • Printing


Always check library's website, Facebook page, or contact the library via phone or email for service limitations.


September 01 - May 31

June 1 - August 31

Library Catalog & Resources

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  • Catherine A. Piantigini  –  Director of Libraries
  • Heidi Downing –  Interlibrary Loan Librarian
  • Julie Walker –  Adult Services Librarian
  • Karen Kramer –  Head Librarian - West Branch
  • Kevin O'Kelly –  Head of Reference Dept.
  • Marita Coombs –  Head Librarian - East Branch
  • Ronald J. Castile –  YA Librarian
  • Tim Devin –  Technology Librarian
  • Wendy Wood –  Cataloger


  • Katherine L. Van Sleet - Trustee Chair
  • Abigail Mancini
  • Akil Williams
  • Dr. Laura Saunders
  • Judy Walter
  • June Pietrantoni
  • Maren Chiu
  • Peter Scheidler

Last Modified: 07/23/2021

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