Everett C. Benton Library

An independent community library

Welcome to the Everett C. Benton Library

The historic Everett C. Benton Library is a non-profit independent library run by volunteers and supported entirely by donations. The library is located at 75 Oakley Road in Belmont, MA, at the corner of Oakley and Old Middlesex Roads.

The E. C. Benton Library will be hosting an outdoor block party Saturday, May 7th from 1–4pm. The Belmont Community Chorus will be performing, Girl Scouts will be selling books to support the library, and we expect the Belmont Fire Chief to make a appearance. Hope to see you there!

Our volunteer librarians are starting to return to the building. Our hours will be spotty as we ramp up; if the flag is out please stop in. We do ask that people wear masks inside the library. We will continue to provide curbside pick up as part of our lending library program. Email us at ecbentonlibrary@gmail.com to request a library book. Free books will continue to be available in the lobby.

The Benton Library is a lending library with over 7,500 catalogued books including a robust selection of best sellers and mysteries, as well as a wonderful, ever expanding children's and young adult collection. Library cards are free and available to all; you do not need to be a Belmont resident to borrow books. We have computers available for public use and free wi-fi.

The Everett C. Benton Library established itself as a self-sustaining community resource in 2011. It is successful thanks to the many people who are involved in staffing and maintaining the library and to our generous financial supporters. We are grateful to our many individual donors, the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation and the Belmont Cultural Council.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Everett C. Benton Library.