While the Library is Closed: A Message from the Director

Dear Patrons,

The Coronavirus Pandemic continues to evolve rapidly.  As always, we remain committed to serving our residents and the larger community. 

The closure of the Wellesley Public Schools provides the Wellesley Free Library an opportunity to help mitigate the risk of spread of infection. 

By aligning with this closure and others in the community, we can do our part to reduce local and regional transmission. The health and safety of the public, our volunteers and staff are our top priority.   

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Wellesley Free Libraries are closed. 

Fines are suspended, and due dates are extended to June 30.  The book drops are closed, so please hold on to your materials and book donations. 


Curbside pickup has been suspended. Guidance right now is to encourage all to stay at home by closing our physical locations entirely for the time being.

The good news is that we have increased digital content purchasing so that we are able to provide you with a much wider selection of e-materials. This includes not only e-books, but audio books, digital magazines, databases, and streaming services.

We apologize for the temporary disruption and hope this short-term closure will result in long-term health for our patrons and community. We appreciate your enthusiasm for books and the library, and look forward to seeing you when we do reopen.

This is an ever-changing situation and we encourage everyone to sign up for the Town of Wellesley News and Announcements for the latest updates. 

Please stay healthy and remember to wash your hands.


Jamie Jurgensen

Wellesley Free Library Director

Pronouns:  she/her/hers