About the State Library

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  • Go Back to School! Come See Our New 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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    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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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papers and photos of state political figures, preserved newspapers and maps dating back to the early 1800s and other historical documents.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.