This building was renovated and expanded in 2002. The Library now holds more than 165,977 books, magazines, videotapes, compact discs, and other materials. The Library also houses extensive print and electronic reference resources.
The Library is a member of the Old Colony Library Network
, an automated resource-sharing network serving towns south of Boston. The Library also is a member of the Massachusetts Library System
The Hingham Public Library serves a community of 22,157 people. In 2012, the Hingham Public Library celebrated the 140th anniversary of its incorporation in 1872. Board President David J. Mehegan provided these Commemoration Remarks (PDF)
to celebrate the occasion.