Groton Public Library home page Hours
  • Library is OPEN – BY
  • & Children's Window
  • 10am - 5pm    Tue-Sat
  • Curbside Pickup
  • 10am - 4:30pm Tue-Sat
  • 978-448-1167 (main)

We’re Here for You!

Tue-Sat, 10-5*
The Library is OPEN – ONLY on the Top Floor and only by Appointment, but OPEN!

Service also available through our Children's Room Window

Please review restrictions and protocols below, then click the orange button to schedule your appointment. (If no one is waiting, you may stay as long as you like, and yes, public rest rooms are available.)

Services Available: Computer and Equipment (printers, copier, laptop, scan/fax), Newspapers and Magazines, Tables and Carrels for Work or Study, Reference Librarian Assistance, or "concierge" browsing a staff member retrieves for you from our stacks (which you can check out).

Continuing Services Available via Phone, Email, Curbside Pickup, Groton Delivery, and Children's Window.

   Main/Circulation: 978-448-1167 or
   Children’s: 978-448-1168 or
   Teens: 978-448-1167, x1325 or
   Reference: 978-448-8000 or

Entrance Restrictions: Appointment and a Wellness Screening at the door. Full details here.

Required Protocols: Wear mask; 6-ft. min. distance; avoid congregating or loitering; observe all guidelines, etc. Full details here.

*Service hours reduced because library staffing levels reduced and staff providing full service (with limited patron self-service).

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— All information current as of October 10, 2020, and subject to change. - NEW! - NEW!

For all Groton residents: LIVE access to teachers, career assistance, interview help and more, 7 hours per day; plus 24/7 access to test prep, videos and other resources. Need help with a homework assignment at 8pm? Log on to with your library card & PIN!

Generously provided by the GPL Endowment Trust in special support of all residents during this challenging year.

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Curbside Pickup & Groton Delivery

• If it’s available in the MVLC Catalog or in the statewide Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat), it's available to you!

If you know what you'd like, simply login to our catalog and place a hold.

• When your items are ready, we'll send a notice by the method you indicated (email, text, or phone). You will have 10 days to pick them up via Curbside Pickup.

CURBSIDE PICKUP HOURS: 10 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

• Please pull into a parking space, call 978-448-1167, and wait for a staff member to retrieve your holds and check them out to you. (To shorten the wait, call ahead of your arrival and we will have them ready for you!) Please wait until the staff member has moved at least 6 feet away from the cart before moving to pickup your bag. Thank you.

• Continue to return library materials in one of our 4 exterior book drops. They will be checked in without penalty after 7-9 days of quarantine.

• If you need help placing holds, arranging home delivery in Groton, or would prefer to have a staff member assist you, please email or call Reference at 978-448-8000.

Library cards

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Reading Recommendations

Fill out this form for a personalized list of reading suggestions via email.
• For Children’s book suggestions, please email
• For Teens, please email

Parents & Students

We're here for you!

We can help with schooling and homework! With books, information, resources, research, proctoring, a place to study, and much more. Librarians are your education support partners. or 978-448-8000.

Virtual Programs for All Ages

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