Lincoln Public Library

Hours & Directions

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 - 1:00pm
Sunday Hours Closed

We Are Closed

Please note that the library will be closed on Saturdays throughout the month of August and the first Saturday in September. We will reopen with our regular Saturday hours, 10am - 5pm, on Saturday, September 10.

Featured Events & COVID-19 Library Info



Minuteman Library Crawl

Wednesday, August 3, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

We invite you to spend a day visiting local libraries – find out what is special about each and what they have to offer to you and your family. This is an event for all ages – all you need is a love of libraries and a way to get from place to place. The challenge is to visit as many libraries as you can and take a picture of yourself with a designated item in each library – it’s a 21st century scavenger hunt! Download your Passport for all of the info.

Post your pics and tag the libraries #mlncrawl2022. Each library will have handouts and giveaways – show your pictures to a librarian (or if you don’t have a camera, just tell a librarian you’re on the crawl) and receive a PRIZE!

Participating MLN libraries include: Arlington Robbins & Arlington Fox Branch, Ashland, Bacon Free (Natick), Concord & Fowler Branch, Dedham & Endicott Branch, Framingham & McAuliffe Branch, Lexington (Cary), Lincoln, Maynard, Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood), Morse Institute Library (Natick), Needham, Newton, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley Main & Wellesley Hills & Wellesley Fells, Westwood Main & Islington Branch.


The library is always open:                                                         


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.


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...


New Books & Recordings

Below are new titles added by the Lincoln Library during the  previous month for a few of our most popular circulating collections. Connect to the Minuteman Library Network by clicking on the title to see if the item is available or to place a hold for it.

If you have any questions please call the Reference Department at 781-259-8465

New Fiction        New Nonfiction     New DVDs    ...


Art on Display

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The Library has two spaces for art shows; the most prominent is "The Gallery" on the first floor. Four-week exhibits include Lincoln Schools, The Lincoln Cultural Council and other town groups, as well as individual shows. The second space is in our "Stay-Put" Coffee area located in the lower level.


Gallery 2022

June  Evan Schtwenterly
July  Eugene Styller
Aug ----- ...


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Lincoln Library Values Statement

The Lincoln Library aims to provide the highest level of service and develop responsive programming, collections, and policies. Our mission is to facilitate and nurture an environment for the exchange of ideas, to strengthen our community, and to enrich the lives of every member. With this statement, we underscore our commitment to furthering the values bel...

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