About the State Library

Image of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Band, part of the Courage in the Commonwealth: Massachusetts and World War I Exhibit (January 13 - May 31, 2014)

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papers and photos of state political figures, preserved newspapers and maps dating back to the early 1800s and other historical documents.