Slideshow Featured Content

  • Go Back to School! Come See Our Fall Exhibit!

    This exhibition traces the history of education in the Commonwealth, starting with the first school-related legislation in 1642 through the Boston busing crisis of the early 1970s.

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  • Check Out Our Schedule for Upcoming Author Talks in 2016!

    The State Library has some great Author Talks planned for the next few months! Please plan on joining us in Room 341, State House!

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  • Please Help the State Library of Massachusetts by Adopting-A-Book!

    YOU can Help Preserve and Digitize State Library of Massachusetts Resources for Everyone! 

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  • Read October's Friends of the State Library of Massachusetts Newsletter!

    It's October! The New Friends of the Library Newsletter is Available!

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  • Please Come to Our Next Author Talk with Julie Winch on Tues. Oct 25 at Noon!

    You can Sign Up HERE!

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  • Do You Know How to Research the History of Your Massachusetts House or Property?

    Find Out in Our New Blog Post!

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Government Data & Documents

The State Library has the most complete collection of Massachusetts government documents in existence. The library is also a selective depository of federal government documents, and has an extensive collection of Massachusetts municipal reports.

Legal & Legislative Resources

Contains invaluable resources and information for those interested in researching or learning more about Massachusetts state and Federal law.

Research News & Current Events

Provides links to various newspapers, magazines and journals at the State Library of Massachusetts.

Research State & Local History

Includes historical information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its cities and towns. Resources include papers and photos of state political figures, preserved newspapers and maps dating back to the early 1800s and other historical documents.

Massachusetts State Documents Depository Program

Information for all Massachusetts State Agencies on how to submit print and electronic publications to the State Library.