HOWLND1The Howland-Green Library

Regular and Holiday Hours
The New Bedford Free Public Libraries are open for curbside pickup and are offering extended hours at select locations. Questions can be sent to For details and updates click here or visit our FaceBook page

The Howland Green Branch is located in the south end of the city at the beginning of Rte. 18. It was built in 1964 with funds left in trust to the library by Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks whose mother was Hetty Green. The collection has approximately 24,000 volumes, newspapers, magazines, DVD’s, videos and audio cassettes as well as public Internet access. Adult and juvenile Spanish language materials are located here including encyclopedias, citizenship guides, cookbooks, auto repair manuals, works of fiction, picture books, videos, and audio cassettes. There is a meeting room available for community use.

Branch Hours Class visits are available
Monday – Saturday – 9-5: Call Ahead Curbside.

Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Call 991-6212 to schedule your class visit.


Howland-Green Branch
3 Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 991-6212

195 to Exit 15 to Rt. 18 South, Continue on Rt. 18 until the fourth traffic light. The library is just across the intersection on the right side.