In the Main Library

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Billy's Cafe

Billy's Café

Mon-Thurs 11-6
Fri-Sat 11-5

fresh salads and sandwiches
hot and cold drinks
candy, snacks, and ice cream

Find out what collections and services are available.

Our color-coded floor plan may also help you find your way around the Main Library.

A place for every purpose.

In an effort to provide comfortable spaces for a variety of library activities, the Main Library has three types of noise level zones: Conversation, Quiet, and Silent.

In our Conversation Zones, quiet conversation with others—in person or via phone—are allowed. We do ask that you refrain from loud talking even in these areas, as a courtesy to other patrons. The following areas are Conversation Zones:

  • Ground Floor Children's Room and Atrium
  • First Floor main seating area, fiction room and audio/visual area
  • Second Floor public computers near the elevator

In the Quiet Zone, please keep any conversations brief and at a whispered level. Most of the Second Floor is a Quiet Zone.

In the Silent Zone, no conversation is allowed. The Richardson building is a Silent Zone.

In all Zones, please use ear phones for any audio, and keep the volume low enough so it cannot be heard by other patrons.

Lidded drinks are allowed throughout the Main Library, but please restrict consumption of all food and snacks to the Ground Floor Atrium.

Ground Floor:

  • Children's Room, serving children from birth to 7th grade
  • Atrium with café seating; food and drink allowed
  • Billy's Café, serving drinks, fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and more
  • Community Meeting Room (capacity: 125; room reservation information) with public restrooms
  • Free wifi with some electrical outlets
  • Outside book return for print materials

First Floor:

  • Fiction books for adults and teens, including mysteries, science fiction/fantasy, westerns, graphic novels, and paperbacks
  • Nonfiction books from 000-779, including biography, cooking, gardening, true crime, home repair, health, religion, crafts, and more
  • Large print books
  • Audiobooks in CD and digital formats
  • Books in Chinese and Vietnamese
  • Movies on DVD
  • Music on CD
  • Computer games collection
  • Current and back issues of magazines and newspapers (Richardson Building)
  • Adult Basic Education, ESOL & Citizenship area, featuring materials on these topics in all formats
  • Teen collections

Also on the First Floor:

  • Public restrooms
  • Exhibition area (near Coletti Reading Room)
  • Teen Zone
  • Three small study rooms (maximum capacity ranges from 3-12; room reservation information)
  • Free wifi with some electrical outlets available
  • Library catalog computers

Second Floor:

  • Nonfiction books from 780-999, including travel, history, sports, poetry, and more
  • Reference collection, including business, law, and genealogy collections
  • Travel area, featuring materials in all formats such as travel guides and memoirs, and world language learning (dictionaries, phrase books, audio learning materials)
  • Quincy Room with local history collection
  • Newspapers, including back issues on microfilm

Also on the Second Floor:

  • Computer services: public use computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and black/white and color printing; laptop connections
  • Free wifi with some electrical outlets available
  • Book Scan station for scanning and digitizing documents and photographs (free, self-service)
  • Adaptive technology room for computer users with disabilities (capacity: 3)
  • Literacy services for adults learning to read English
  • Small study room (capacity: minimum 2, maximum 8; room reservation information)
  • Public restroom
  • Photocopiers (black/white and color, self-service)
  • Public fax machine (self-service with credit/debit card or prepaid fax card)


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