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Hold Pickup (only):

Mon-Thurs: 10-7pm

Fri: 10-5pm

Sat: 10-3pm

Borrowing Policies


To reserve an item you will need your library card number and password. You can place a hold online or in the library or you can call the library at 617-796-1360 to request materials.

You cannot reserve:

  • Reference materials
  • Speed Read books

Only Newton residents may reserve:

  • Feature Films & TV Shows added to collection in the last six months
  • Museum Passes

You will receive an email or phone call when your reserve is ready for pick-up. Reserves must be picked up within seven days.

Reserved material must be checked out on the library card of the borrower who has placed the reserve. This policy is in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 78, Section 7, 1994. Reserves cannot be released to any individual other than the cardholder unless the individual has the library card or reserve pick-up notice in hand.