Fall River Public Library

Fall River Library Branches

The Fall River Public Library offers services in two library locations. The Main Library, located at 104 North Main Street, was founded in 1861 and began operations at the North Main Street location in 1899.

The South Branch, located at 58 Arch Street, was founded in 1966 and moved to its new location in a larger, more accessible building in 2014. It is a smaller neighborhood library with popular materials and programs for children, teens, and adults. The Main Library is recommended for people needing in-depth research, reference assistance and a broader range of materials.


South Branch Address and Hours

58 Arch Street - Rear Entrance
Fall River, MA 02724
Tel: 508-324-2708

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday* 9:00am - 4:30pm

*September - June. Closed on Saturdays in summer.


Branch Supervisor: Elizabeth Washburn
Email: bwashbur@sailsinc.org

All South Branch activities will be posted on the library's online events calendar (on our home page) and on our Facebook page. Check there for book clubs, crafts, children's storytimes, and more.

The former East Branch Library, located at 1386 Pleasant Street, opened in 1976 and closed its doors as of June 30, 2015, due to budgetary issues. Another East Branch Library, in a different location on Pleasant Street, was opened in 1923 and closed in 1931.


Page updated: December 14, 2016


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