About the State Library

Exploring the World Through Natural History: An Exhibit by the State Library of Massachusetts, June 16 to September 5, 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papers and photos of state political figures, preserved newspapers and maps dating back to the early 1800s and other historical documents.