Fox Branch

Edith M. Fox Branch Library
175 Massachusetts Avenue (on the corner of Cleveland Street)
East Arlington, MA 02474


Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: Sept – June 9-5

The Fox Branch of the Robbins Library has a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, young adults and children, as well as newspapers, and magazines, and DVDs. Programs for children and teens, story times and sing-alongs are also regularly offered.

News and Upcoming Events

Check the Homepage or Events Calendar for Adult and Children’s programming.

Computers/Wireless/Printing/Scanning/Photocopying/Phone Charging

The Fox Branch has 4 express pcs, 4 chromebooks and 4 windows laptops for use at the Fox Branch. Wireless access, BW and Color printing options including HP e-print, a BookScan station, a photocopier and phone charging packs are also available.

Book Sale

A sale of adult and children’s books is ongoing. Money from the book sale goes toward purchasing books and other items for the branch.

Special Needs

Mobility-disabled access is available from the entrance on Massachusetts avenue, and there is also an accessible restroom in the branch library.

Meeting Rooms

Community Meeting Rooms on the lower level are available for public use. To reserve a room call Patty Powers at 781-316-3206 or email at Please note the lower level is not mobility-disabled accessible.

The Little Fox Shop

The Little Fox Shop, a children’s resale shop benefiting the Fox Library, is temporarily closed effective August 9, 2018.

Since its inception ten years ago, The Little Fox Shop has served the Arlington community as a fundraising arm of the Friends of Fox Library, a 501 (c)(3). The Robbins Library and the Library Board of Trustees offers space within the Fox Branch Library for the shop, as the Friends of Fox have been strong partners in raising much needed funds to enhance the Fox Branch Library for the community.

The Friends of Fox are working to re-open the shop as soon as possible. In the meantime, those wishing to donate items to The Little Fox Shop are asked to hold their donation items until The Little Fox Shop reopens. If you have questions about the temporary closure of The Little Fox Shop, please contact the Friends of Fox board (