Edith M. Fox Branch Library & Community Center is a branch of the Robbins Library. It is open three days a week, and has a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, young adults as well as children, in addition to newspapers and magazines. Small collections of videos and large type print books rotate from the Robbins Library to the branch on a regular basis. CD-ROM games for children are available to borrow. Infant-toddler programs, pre-school storytimes and sing-alongs are offered.
In 1965, the Robbins Library learned of a bequest from Edith M. Fox for expansion of the East Branch building. In 1969 the building was completed and named for its chief benefactor. The library was closed briefly from July 1989 to June 1990 due to economic constraints, but reopened in July 1990 after Arlington residents voted additional funds in a referendum. In 1994 the building became a library and community center.
- Hours: Tue, 9am - 5pm; Wed, noon - 8pm; Thu, 9am - 5pm; Mon, Fri - Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: A handicapped entrance on Massachusetts Avenue allows access to the library where there is also a handicapped accessible restroom.
- Parking: On-street: free
- Internet use policy: The Fox Branch has two Internet workstations available for public use by sign-up.
- Programs/classes: Sing-alongs for infants and toddlers, children's concerts, stories and crafts
- Book donation information: A sale of adult and children's books is ongoing to support purchasing books and other items for the branch. Also, The Little Fox, a children's resale shop benefiting the Fox Library, will be open Tue, Thu, 9am - noon; Wed, 2pm - 8pm