Hours and Locations

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

The East Branch, formerly located on Pleasant Street, was opened in the 1970s and closed in 2015.

The South Branch was founded in 1966, was formerly located on South Main Street, and moved to 58 Arch Street for a larger, more accessible building in 2014. Unfortunately, the library's lease on the building was not renewed, and the South Branch closed its doors on December 18, 2020.

The South Branch Library is now closed. We will be looking into various options for extended library service in the future. All checkouts can be returned at the Main Library or any local library in the SAILS network (Somerset, Swansea, Westport, etc.). The South Branch staff have joined us at the Main Library.

Library Front Stairs

Current Hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm

Please note that the library's hours have been reduced and occupancy is limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Appointments are required to visit the library (walk-ins accepted only if there is space available). Please call to schedule a 30-minute library visit. Same-day appointments are usually available.

Contactless curbside pickup is also available for those who prefer it. You can place holds online or by phone and then pick up your loans at the Elm Street entrance. Please call to reserve material and schedule a pickup.


Fall River Public Library

104 North Main Street

Fall River, MA 02720


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