Library Information

Roslindale Branch Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131


Jennifer Hawes, Branch Head Librarian
Celeste Bocchicchio-Chaudhri, Children's Librarian
Tresa Owens-Powell, Circulation Supervisor
Mary Devine, Generalist
Timythia Slater, Library Assistant
Anthony Debnam, Custodian

Library Hours

Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm

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Get a PDF map of the Roslindale Branch Library here

Library cards
Get started with a library card, available to Boston residents at the Roslindale branch. Our branch of the BPL specializes in books for teens, along with religion, local history, health and children's picture books. The branch also maintains a collection of DVDs. If you can't find what you want in Roslindale, you can request books, CDs and DVDs online and they will be delivered to the Roslindale branch for you.

Here's how:

When you get your library card, you'll choose a password for online access. Log in to to find what you're looking for. Use the search function, then click "hold this for me" to add the book or media to your list. You'll see where you stand on the waiting list, if there is one. The library uses automated calls to alert you when your materials are at the Roslindale branch, or sign up for e-mail alerts instead.

Museum Passes
The Friends sponsors the library's museum passes, available to any library cardholder. Reserve all passes in advance for a particular day. Plastic returnable passes are checked out like books and must be returned to the library after your visit. To get passes, contact the circulation desk at the library or go to

Children's Museum
One-day paper pass admits 4 people, with half price copay per person

DCR MassParks
Returnable parking pass for $5

Franklin Park Zoo
One-day paper pass admits 6 people, $9 per adult and $6 per child

Harvard Museum of Natural History
$6 per visitor, limited to four people

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
One-day paper pass for 4 people, $5 copay

Museum of Fine Arts
One-day paper pass admits 2 people, with $10 copay per person

Museum of Science
One-day paper pass admits 4 people for free, this doesn't include parking fee

USS Constitution Museum
Returnable pass for 9 people, free admission

Wheelock Family Theatre
With a library card and calling the theater ahead of time, patrons can get 2 for 1 admission


Mayor Menino at the 50th anniversary of the Roslindale Branch Library
Roslindale Branch Library 50th anniversary celebration