HP Branch Library

Monday, 12pm-8pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-6pm
Thursday, 12pm-8pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm
(closed Saturdays during the summer)

Branch Areas

  • First Floor: Circulation Desk, Periodicals, Main Reading Room, Young Adults Room, General Reference, Adult Non-Fiction Collection, Audio-visual Collection, Study Rooms, Local History Room, Restrooms
  • Second Floor: Adult Fiction Collection, Higher Education Information Center, Weld Hall
  • Ground Floor: Children’s Room, HAP Room, Courtyard, Menino Hall, Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Room, Restrooms

The branch building is accessible for persons with disabilities and an elevator connects all floors.

Book & Media Collections

  • Valid library card required to borrow books or media
  • Need a book or video from another branch? Login to “My Account” at the BPL website, search and find title, click on “Hold this for me” button and select “BPL – Hyde Park” as the pick-up location. Item will be available in 3-4 days at the branch’s circulation desk.
  • Use the Book Drop near the ramp entrance to return your borrowed items when the branch library is closed.

Computers & Photocopiers

Catalog-only computers

  • First Floor: General Reference
  • Second Floor: Fiction Books Section
  • Ground Floor: Children’s Room

Internet Access computers

  • First Floor: Circulation Desk (#1-6),
    Non-Fiction Collection (#7-8; under staircase),
    Young Adults Room (#YA1-4; no adult users allowed)
  • Ground Floor: Children’s Room (#Children’s1-4; no adults users allowed)

Printer Stations

  • First Floor: Circulation Desk, Non-Fiction Collection, Young Adults Room
  • Ground Floor: Children’s Room


  • First Floor: Circulation Desk

Learning Computers
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, 2 learning computers for preschoolers are available at the Circulation Desk for in-library use; valid library card required.

Study Rooms

  • Call or go to the Circulation Desk to reserve up to 2 hours use of a study room.
  • Reservations made on first-come, first-served basis.
  • Limit 2-4 people per room.
  • No food or drink allowed in the study rooms.