October 5, 2023 9:01 AM
Curbside service available
While our building remains closed, we are offering “curbside” services at the door. Please ring the doorbell inside the main lobby for service, available Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
Services available are: fax, printing, photocopies, holds pick-up, and materials requests.
**The library building at 166 Boulder Drive is currently closed to accomodate our relocation. Our reopening will be announced here when we have a reopening date.**
The Fitchburg Public Library is pleased to celebrate a milestone in its plans to renovate and expand the downtown landmark at 610 Main Street. While the building is under construction, the library will relocate to the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority's Putnam Place at 166 Boulder Drive, directly across the street from our current location.
The library will be closed to the public to accommodate the relocation effective Saturday, Oct. 21, with reopening at 166 Boulder Drive to be determined. All materials checked out prior to our closing will be automatically renewed until after we have reopened. Patrons are encouraged to make use of neighboring CWMARS libraries and FPL's online resources during our transition to the new location. Putnam Place will be the library’s home until the renovation and expansion on Main Street is completed in Summer 2025.
While housed at Putnam Place, the library will be open and active for all. The library will have a large portion of the collection available to borrow. Patrons will also be able to rely on our library consortium, CWMARS, to reserve and fulfill requests for materials that we may not have readily available. The library will continue to offer information and reference services, public computers, Wi-Fi, hotspots, printing, copying, faxing, meeting spaces for the public, story times, programming, museum passes, and more.
“We are so thankful to Mayor Stephen DiNatale, the Fitchburg City Council, the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for all their respective efforts to move this transformative project forward” said Deb Hinkle, Director of the Fitchburg Public Library.
Learn more about the building project on the library website at http://fitchburgpubliclibrary.org/1028/Building-Project