Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Square


The Worcester Public Library will be a welcoming destination and the leading provider of resources to inform, enlighten and enrich our diverse community.


The Worcester Public Library serves as a gathering place that actively promotes the free exchange of ideas in our democratic society. The Library makes information and services available to all people while fostering intellectual freedom, protecting privacy, encouraging personal growth and enrichment, and celebrating our diverse community heritage.


Priya Devarajan

Sunday, June 17, 2018
This is an amazing library with far more resources than I expected. I am thrilled by their online access to almost any audiobook or ebook I could want. I used to pay 17$ a month for audible and buy at least one ebook a month. Now it’s completely free! You just need to get a membership with a login which you can use to access the ebook and audiobook collections. Their actual book collection is also vast! My husband is an avid reader of popular science books. They get almost every good book as soon as it’s released! If you wanted to read in the library, it’s a great space too!

J Angeli

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
We love the Worcester Public Library specially the children’s room and the librarians there. It feels more comfortable and secured with the security guards they now have. I dislike one of the supervisor there... she’s rude and I didn’t feel she was concerned with the issue I had. :/

Dj Robski

Sunday, July 8, 2018
All great place to relax and enjoy a book

Avgi Meleti

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
It feels unsafe. It needs better supervision. It feels as if you are in the street, listening to people fighting. Moreover, it's very dirty, especially the carpets are awful. Some sections need to be enriched more.

Maroua Rahaoui

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
Love this place! Great environment and atmosphere; very nice and helpful staff; AND LOVE BOOKS!!!!

Recent News

Celebrate Black History Month 2015

Schedule Celebrate African American Heritage with us throughout February 2015! Goddard Branch Library February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. : Black History Month Film Festival  From classic fairytales to comedic sports to inspiring stor…

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Friends Film Festival 2014

Schedule:Saturday January 4, 2014:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Slapshot - Saxe RoomAn old-time hockey player (Paul Newman) tells his minor-league team to play diry, and fans love it!  (1977), 123 minutes.Saturday January 11, 2014:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Mystery Al…

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Friends Film Festival July to August 2013

ScheduleJuly 6: Enchanted AprilTwo proper Englishwomen leave their drab lives and inattentive husbands to find paradise and adventure in the countryside of the Italian Riviera, 1992.July 13: A Good YearRussell Crowe as a British investment broker who…

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Friends Film Festival 2013

ScheduleJanuary 26Friends Film Festival - The Constant GardenerThe Constant Gardener. A widower (Ralph Fiennes) is determined to uncover the secret circumstances surrounding his wife's murder, 2005. (R)Location: Banx RoomFebruary 2Friends Film Festiv…

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