Summer Hours at Boston Public Library Locations
Central Library hours change in May, branch hours change in June
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For Immediate Release
May 07, 2013
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Boston Public Library is preparing for its annual shift to summer hours.

Sunday service at the Central Library in Copley Square continues through May 19, 2013. Sunday hours will return at the Central Library in the fall. After May 19, the Central Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday service at all Boston Public Library branches continues through June 15, 2013. Saturday branch hours will return in the fall. Branch hours vary by location, but after June 15, they will be open Monday through Friday.

Detailed information about current library hours is available online at


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