Hours and Directions 


Our operating hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (July & August, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

The Youth Library is now open during all operating hours.

The Library is closed all legal holidays. 

You can call 978-829-1780 to hear the hours as well.

Any updates or unanticipated closings will be posted in the Event Calendar and the library's Facebook page.


Here is a Google Map of the location of the Fitchburg Public Library at 610 Main Street in Fitchburg, MA.

Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of Boulder Drive and Newton Place, and in the Municipal Parking Lot on Boulder Drive. Free 2-hour parking spots are available along Main Street.

Cardinal Directions

From the East

Route 2 West to Fitchburg. Take exit 99B (Formerly 31B -Fitchburg Route 12 North). Bear right off the exit to follow Route 12. Follow Route 12 for 3.2 miles to the stoplight just past The Market Basket.** Turn right at 2A/Water Street, go over the overpass and make the next left onto Main Street. The library is .3 miles on the left.

(The Library parking lot is reached by turning left immediately after Espresso Pizza on Main St.- before you reach the Library. Take this short street, Newton Place, to the end and turn right into the Library Parking Lot.)

From the Southeast

From Worcester, take highway 190 North to the merge with Route 2 West. Follow Route 2 West to Fitchburg. Follow the directions above for travel from the East.

From the Northeast

From Townsend, take Route 13 to the intersection of Route 2A. Turn right and continue on through three lights to Main Street. At the fourth light, Main Street becomes one way. Continue straight through the light, the library is .3 miles on the left.

From the Northwest

From Ashby, take Route 119 South which will merge into Route 31. Continue on Route 31 until you come to a set of lights. Veer to the left around the Common (the boulder will be on your right). Go straight through the set of lights, then, staying in the left lane continue for two short blocks. Turn left into the Library parking lot. 

From the Southwest

From Westminster follow Route 2A North to the Fitchburg Common. Go straight through the set of lights, then staying in the left lane, continue for two short blocks, turn left and park in the Library Parking lot.

(To reach the Municipal parking lot, pass Newton Place and enter the Parking Lot on the left.)

From the West

From Route 2 take Exit 95, the Route 31 exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Route 31 North (Princeton Road) and follow it to the end - Westminster Street. Turn right onto Westminster Street (Rt 2A East) and right again on River Street (Rt 2A East and Rt 12 South). At the rotary, take the second exit onto Kimball Street (still 2A and 12). In approximately ½ mile, turn left onto Rollstone Street. Turn right onto Main St/Boulder Drive, and stay in the left lane. Park in the library lot on the corner of Boulder Drive and Newton Place.