Pollard Memorial Library

Lowell's public library was founded on May 20, 1844 by an enactment of the Lowell City Council. At the time, the idea of "free" public libraries supported solely by municipalities was a relatively new one, but the leaders of Lowell clearly believed in the idea of investing in the betterment of its citizens.

Limited Services available at Senior Center Branch

While the main branch is being repaired the library is offering limited services at our Senior Center Branch, 276 Broadway Street.

Senior Center Branch Hours: 
Monday thru Friday, 9:15AM to 4:00PM

Pick up items on hold
Pick up and reserve museum passes
Limited Computer access

Librarians are also available by telephone at the main branch to help with reference questions, material reservations and other inquires at 978-674-4120.

If you plan to return materials to our main branch while it is closed, please do so in our book and media drop boxes located near our Colburn Street entrance.

You can use your Lowell library card at any MVLC library to check out and return materials. See all locations at

Our digital branch is always open at (ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and more!).