COVID-19 & Library Closure

Library closed until further notice.

Announcement from the Library Director.


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The Goodnow Library is closed to the public until further notice.

We know that this is an inconvenience for many of you, but we believe that this is the best way to preserve the health and safety of the public and the staff.

The library staff will be available by phone (978-443-1035) and by email ([email protected]).

If you want to skip the recorded message and reach a particular department, here are some direct numbers you can use:

  • Circulation: 978-440-5530
  • Reference: 978-440-5520
  • Children’s: 978-440-5540

Please leave a voicemail. We will be checking voicemail frequently and will get back to you asap.

Fines, Book Drops and Holds

During the closing, the library will waive your overdue fines and extend due dates. Please don’t worry about fines. The important thing is that you feel safe.

Our drive-up book drop will be closed, but the walk-up book drop next to the main door will be open, if you wish to return materials. If, however, you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are exhibiting symptoms, or if you just feel unsafe returning your library materials, please hold onto them until you are well and out of quarantine, or until the stay-at-home period has elapsed.

For information on your Minuteman account, your holds, etc, please visit the Minuteman Help Page. You will not be able to place new holds but any holds we’ve already received will be here for you when we reopen.

We have many resources, below, that are available to you from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Staying home with kids? We have a resource page of fun, online activities you can do together.



To download or stream books, audio, music or video for all ages, visit our Downloadables page, or click on one of the icons below.

 *Hoopla and Kanopy are available to Sudbury residents. If you are not a Sudbury resident, please check the library website for the community in which you reside.

In addition, we offer a variety of online resources, including access to popular resources like the New York Times, Mango Languages and Consumer Reports.


You must have a library card and pin number to access most of these services. If you are experiencing trouble with accessing any of our digital library services, please call the library at 978-440-5520 and we will be happy to assist you.


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