Welcome to the Northborough Free Library!

Click here to view the library's current Strategic Goals and Objectives.

Established in 1868, the library has a long and proud history of serving the educational, informational, and recreational needs of local residents. We are always striving to meet your needs and we welcome your feedback about all of our programs and services. The newly expanded and renovated library opened in March 2009 and we are continuing to grow as demand for our services grows. Whether you are a longtime resident or a more recent resident, you will find that our programs and services offer something for everyone. Come and explore your hometown library!

Our Children’s Library staff offer a wonderful array of programs for toddlers, children, and parents. They can join us for Mother Goose on the Loose, Just 4s and 5s preschool storytime, Toddler Time, Pajama Storytime, Stories, Songs and Stretches yoga storytime, Music Mashup, Harry Potter Roll an Adventure Book Club, and more! Your child can practice their reading skills by reading to Finnegan or Echo, two lovable dogs who love to be read to!

Kids in grades 6 – 12 have their own comfortable place to meet and gather in the library. They are also welcome to participate in the Manga & Novel Book Club, the Middle School Book Club, gaming clubs, and the Teen Advisory Group that helps plan teen events and helps the Teen Librarian choose materials for the Teen Room.

For adults, we offer a number of monthly book groups, Readers Advisory, and special seasonal programs. Be sure to check the event calendar on our website for a current listing of programs and events.

We are always adding new items to our collection. Whether you are looking for the latest bestsellers in fiction and non-fiction, a new eBook, eAudio or eVideo recording, music, or a museum pass to one of nearly 20 museums, you will find it here. Electronic resources, such as eBooks and research databases, help bring the library to you 24/7. No matter what your information need is, our Reference Librarians are waiting to serve you. If you need help downloading information onto your mobile device, or if you are considering getting a new device and need to find the latest consumer reviews, we can help you find what you need. We also have wonderful meeting room and study spaces for individuals and groups, as well as free high-speed wireless internet connectivity throughout the library. Get connected here!

The Library Board, the staff, our Friends, and volunteers are dedicated to making the Northborough Free Library the best it can possibly be, so we invite you browse our new website, check out the latest bestseller, download an audiobook, attend a program or event with a friend or family member, and explore your world with the library as your guide. We look forward to welcoming you to the library soon!

Vision and Mission Statement


Vision Statement
The Library is a key partner in a welcoming and safe community that values learning, participation, cooperation among organizations, and the pursuit of both individual and group interests.

Mission Statement
The Northborough Free Library provides materials, space, access, and opportunities for members of the community to learn and discover; to enrich their lives and further their personal goals; and to engage with others in a comfortable environment.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021

Action Plan 2020 - 2021