Pollard Memorial Library
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The Pollard Memorial Library is Lowell's premier information center dedicated to: fostering education and literacy, nurturing lifelong learning, and promoting personal and cultural enrichment.
The library offers children of the community active library programming stressing the value of reading and communicating. Students of all ages are provided with information and services to support all academic levels.
The library also offers an array of programming for adults, including speakers, workshops, films, and discussion groups. Please visit our Events Calendar for more information about upcoming programming.
The Pollard Memorial Library is pleased to offer passes to a range of museums, parks and other cultural institutions in Lowell, Boston, and surrounding communities. These passes allow patrons either free or reduced price entry depending on the individual museum.
View a full list of venues with the terms for the individual passes. Or click here for a .pdf of our museum pass brochure. Unless otherwise noted, library passes are made available through the generosity of the Friends of the Pollard Library.
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401 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01850
Monday - Thursday* - 9am-9pm
Friday & Saturday** - 9am-5pm
Sunday - CLOSED
*Delayed opening 1st Thursday of every month - 11am - 9pm
**Closed Saturdays in Summer (Independence Day - Labor Day weekends)
After hours book drop box and media drop box are located outside the library at the Colburn St. Entrance.
401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, 01850 map
Phone: (978) 674-4120
Take I-95 or Route 3 to the Lowell Connector. Take exit 5B to merge onto 3A N/Thorndike Street. Continue on Thorndike Street as it changes to Dutton Street. Turn left onto Market St. Turn right on Cardinal O’Connell Parkway. Turn left onto Merrimack Street. Library will be on the right—a large granite building with “Memorial Hall” etched in the side. The library is next door to City Hall, another large granite building with a clock tower.
There is a 2 hour library parking lot on the corner of Moody and Colburn Streets (across from the Lowell Fire Station). To access this lot continue north on Merrimack Street following library parking signs. Turn right on Cabot Street. Turn right on Moody Street. The lot is at the very end of Moody Street as it turns onto Colburn Street.
There is handicapped parking on Merrimack St. in front of the library. There is also on-street metered/kiosk parking available around the library. Current rates are available here. Meter/kiosk parking fees are in effect 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday. For longer visits to the library we recommend you park in one of the garages downtown. The garage closest to the library is the George Ayotte Parking Facility adjacent to the Tsongas Center.
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