WILKSThe Wilks Library

Curbside Pickup Phase 2
The New Bedford Free Public Libraries are open for curbside pickup and are offering extended hours at select locations. Questions can be sent to nbmref@sailsinc.org. For details and updates click here or visit our FaceBook page

The Wilks Branch is located in the north end of the city at the south east corner of Brooklawn Park. It was built in 1958 with funds left in trust to the library by Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks whose mother was Hetty Green. The collection has approximately 35,000 items, including newspapers, magazines, DVD’s, videos and audio cassettes as well as public Internet access. There is a meeting room available for community use.

Woo Collection – This branch has materials on Chinese culture purchased with funds left in trust to the library in memory of Chuck Woo.

Branch Hours Class visits are available 
Monday & Wednesday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday& Thursday – 12:00noon – 8:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed: Friday, Sunday & Holidays
Call (508) 991-6214 to schedule your class visit.


Wilks Branch
1911 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02746
(508) 991-6214

195 to Rt. 140 North. Proceed about two miles to the King’s Highway exit. Turn left and proceed to the fourth light (King’s Highway becomes Tarkiln Hill Rd). Turn right onto Acushnet Ave. Proceed through one traffic light. The library is on the right, just at the end of Brooklawn Park.