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The library will be closed to the public until further notice.

In accordance with Governor Baker's emergency order on March 23, the library has stopped offering any services that require or encourage residents to leave their homes. 


Our book drop is now CLOSED. Please DO NOT return any library materials at this time! We cannot be responsible for items left outside of the library, which may be damaged by weather or stolen. Item due dates will be extended until the library reopens, and we will forgive fines that may have accrued due to the pandemic.


Our holds pickup service has been discontinued. All library events and meeting room reservations are cancelled through at least April 7.


Library staff will be available by phone (508-497-9777) and e-mail ( Please contact us for any questions or concerns regarding your account, materials you have checked out, or services that we are providing at this time. We will make every effort to respond to all messages, but it may take us slightly longer than usual.


You can access ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers, databases and more through the library from home; visit and Don't have an active library card? You can now sign up for the Overdrive Instant Digital Card for

temporary access to the Overdrive digital book/audiobook collection. Instructions are available at


Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter (links are at the bottom of this message) for regular Alphabet Scavenger Hunts and information about Children's Room programs being offered online!


Click here to view the Town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 resource page, where regular updates are posted.

Click here for the library's COVID-19 resource page.

Click here for a (regularly updated!) list of suggestions and ideas of things you can do at home.


We are actively working on finding ways to support our community in these unusual circumstances. For updates, please keep checking this space or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Staff miss our patrons and appreciate the supportive messages we have received. We send you our very best wishes for health and safety, encourage you to stay at home as much as you can until the emergency order is lifted, and hope to see you back in the library as soon as possible!

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Disability Access:Library programs and events: Should you require an accessible location which includes a restroom, please notify us 5 to 7 days before the program so we may relocate the program. Call (508) 497- 3400 or e-mail Let us know if you need help accessing Children’s Story Hours or events. Email, or call (508) 497-9777.

  • Find news articles about topics like STEM, Business and Economics, Health, and more with Access World News! Now available in the library and at home with your library card!

    Feel free to contact our director Heather Backman who can be reached at or by calling the library at 508-497-9777.

    We have a telescope to lend for use up to a week. Reservations may now be made online. Thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society.
  • CW MARS App

    Search the catalog, place holds, and renew books on your smartphone! Download the CW MARS Libraries app for iPhone or Android.

    Curious about all the groups associated with the library? Find out here how they all support the library.
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