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  • New Year! New Exhibit! Come Visit!

    "From Williamstown to Wellfleet: Wandering Through the Commonwealth"

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    The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway. Register HERE

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    Please Join Us in Room 341, State House from Noon to 1 p.m. on  Tues. Feb. 14 and Tues. Mar. 21

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    YOU can Help Preserve and Digitize State Library of Massachusetts Resources for Future Generations by Adopting a Book or Map! 

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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

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Research News & Current Events

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papers and photos of state political figures, preserved newspapers and maps dating back to the early 1800s and other historical documents.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