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About the Library

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The Morse Institute Library, “Natick’s Community Library,” stands in the heart of downtown Natick. The beautifully remodeled building houses 200,000 books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.

You’ll find the latest bestsellers, popular movies, current magazines and newspapers, and local history information. We also offer reduced admission passes to area museums, including many major Boston museums.

A Natick library card gives you 24/7 online access to eBooks and digital audiobooks, magazine and journal articles, and premium resources for homework help, business research, and all-ages learning.

Free Wi-Fi, public computers, and an abundance of comfortable reading and study areas make the library a popular stopping place. With quality programs for all ages, meeting rooms for the public, art and history exhibits, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you find information, master new technology, or discover your next favorite book, we strive to be an essential part of our community.

Our Vision

The Morse Institute Library will be the place where people of Natick and the Metrowest area can learn, enjoy and enrich their lives.

Our Mission

The Morse Institute Library’s mission is:

  • to provide free access to print and non-print materials and quality reference service to library users of all ages and abilities;
  • to serve as a major educational resource with programs and hands-on learning opportunities for all residents of Natick and the MetroWest area;
  • to serve as a community and cultural center with meeting and exhibit spaces for individuals as well as municipal and civic groups.

The Morse Institute Library strives to meet the needs of the Natick community well into the future. Board of Trustees, amended September 14, 2010

Strategic Plan

Read the Morse Institute Library Strategic Plan, FY2012–FY2016 [PDF].