Answered By: Keely Wilczek
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2017     Views: 34

We are fortunate to have many wonderful public libraries near Harvard Square. Any Massachusetts resident can get a card at the following libraries with a photo ID plus a document such as a bill with your name and a current local address printed on it. There are no fees or waiting periods for receiving a library card.

Cambridge Public Library - Located a short walk from Harvard Square, the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library offers a variety of programs for children and adults including storytimes, crafts, and English conversation groups. They also have museum passes, a large collection of DVDs, audio books, and language learning materials such as Mango Languages.

Somerville West Branch Library - Located two stops away on the Red Line in Davis Square, this branch of the Somerville Public Library offers storytimes and a Lego Club as well as English language programming. 

Boston Public Library - Easily accessible by public transportation, the BPL's 24 branches offer a variety of programming including free concerts, author talks, English language conversation groups, storytimes, and crafts.

Contact us if you have any questions about these or other libraries.


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