Cambridge Public Library

Filed Under: Education
449 Broadway
Cambridge, ma 02138
Phone: 617-349-4040

Along with offering access to books, the Cambridge Public Library holds over 100 programs each month, including services focused on literacy, ESOL, and computer classes. Programs include:

The Literacy Project: Literacy and ESOL

The Literacy Project offers free classes in English conversation, job hunting/resume writing, and computer basics (Word, internet and email). There are four levels of classes:

  • Low Beginner: For students who have no experience with English and want to learn the basics. Will include greetings, introductions, money, telling time, transportation, and health.
  • High Beginner: For students who already have some basic speaking ability. Will include present, past and future verb tenses and vocabulary building activities.
  • Intermediate: For students with good conversational skills who wish to increase vocabulary and improve spoken grammar. Will include reading texts and higher level grammar concepts.
  • Advanced: For students who are strong in spoken English and want to fine-tune their skills. Will include debates, group discussions, presentations, and complex grammar concepts.

For the most current schedule, please check the Calendar of Events.

Computer Classes: The Library offers computer classes at the Main Library throughout the year. Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required but classes do generally fill on the first night with waiting lists being created afterwards.

Service hours

Main library is open M - Th: 9am - 9pm; F - Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Other Locations

Boudreau Branch: 245 Concord Ave.
Central Square Branch: 45 Pearl St.
Collins Branch: 64 Aberdeen Ave.
O’Neill Branch: 70 Rindge Ave.
Valente Branch: 826 Cambridge St.


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 27, 2018