Hours and Locations

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.

Current Hours:

Main Library:
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm (Main Library)

South Branch:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 7 pm (South Branch)

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 at both locations. 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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Fall River Public Library - South Branch

58 Arch Street

Fall River, MA 02724


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