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Director's Greeting

Thank you for visiting the Robbins Library Home Page. Whether you are visiting to find out about library events, the many services we offer, or searching for library materials, we hope that you will find what you are seeking. If not, contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

Libraries today across the country are busier than ever, and both the Robbins Library and the Fox Branch Library are no exceptions. Each year we break new records for the number of items we circulate, which in the 21st Century means items like downloadable ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, in addition to books, periodicals, and AV materials. We continue to serve as an essential resource for free and equal access to information for all, and we deliver this information to individuals in person, via e-mail, on the telephone, and even via internet chat. We share with children not only a love and passion for reading, but also equip them with the early literacy skills they need to be successful in their educational endeavors.

We couldn’t deliver the excellent service that we do without the help and support we receive from our great community. Through the support of our budget at Town Meeting, very generous donations from individuals in our community, support from local businesses, the efforts of both of our Friends of the Library groups, and the many hours donated by our wonderful volunteers, the Libraries of Arlington continue to serve as a vital and essential cornerstone of our community.

Our entire staff strives to deliver the highest level of service to everyone that walks through our doors or visits us on the web. If you aren’t satisfied with your experience with us, or if you have comments or suggestions on what we could do to make your experience even better, I would love hearing from you. I can be contacted directly via e-mail or by telephone: 781-316-3201. Once again, thank you for your continuing support and usage of our Libraries.

Ryan Livergood

Library Director

About Robbins Library

Our Mission and Vision


The Robbins Library is a vital community center that connects people with traditional and technological resources for life-long learning, intellectual pursuits and leisure. The library responds to citizens’ needs with services and activities in a welcoming setting built on a history of free and equal access to information for all Arlington residents.


The Robbins Library strives to be the center of the Arlington Community. The library will use:

Trustees of the Library

The Library Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are appointed by the Town Manager for staggered terms of three years. The Board establishes and oversees policy for the governing of the library and has responsibility for the management and expenditure of trust funds.
The board has regular monthly meetings and other meetings as needed. The trustees receive no remuneration for their services.