Slideshow Featured Content

  • ArtWeek Boston Event Here at the State Library on May 4!

    Come hear about the "Treasures of the State Library of Massachusetts" from 3-3:45 p.m. REGISTER

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  • Coming Soon in May and June! Please Join Us For these Author Talks!

    Tues. May 23 and Thurs. June 22 from Noon to 1 p.m. in Room 341, State House

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  • Wouldn't You Like to Catch Our Exhibit This Spring? Walk on over to the State Library!

    "From Williamstown to Wellfleet: Wandering Through the Commonwealth"

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papers and photos of state political figures, preserved newspapers and maps dating back to the early 1800s and other historical documents.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