The three-floor Newton Free Library offers an extensive collection of both print and non-print material including books, music scores, magazines, newspapers, audio CDs and movies. It is a popular place for locals to not only relax with a book, but also to study and work using the wireless Internet access and computer lab, which offers printing services.
Aside from Internet and computer access, library patrons can also use individual study rooms and study desks as well as larger meeting rooms.
Art exhibits are located throughout the library and a gallery on the main floor features monthly collections by regional artists.
The Newton Free Library is a one-mile walk from the Newton Center and Newton Highlands MBTA stops (green line, D branch) as well as the Newtonville MBTA Commuter Rail station (purple line, Framingham/Worcester line). The #59 bus also stops nearby at the corner of Homer Street and Walnut Street.
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 9 am - 9 pm; Fri, 9 am - 6 pm; Sat, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm; the library is closed on Sundays in July and August
- Handicap Accessible: Handicapped parking a handicapped ramp is available for both front and side entrances.
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Size of collection: 589,497
- Specialties: An "express line" self check-out system is available in the lobby on the main floor.
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases
- Programs/classes: Lecture series, music concerts, computer classes and art exhibits all take place at the library. A detailed schedule can be found on the library's website.
- Book donation information: Those who are interested in donating books or audio/visual material can drop off the items with the Friends of the Library at the Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn Street The donation schedule is: Tue, Thu, 2 pm - 5 pm; Sat, 10 am - noon
- Wi-Fi: Free