The reference staff of the State Library of Massachusetts will only respond to questions about Massachusetts that can be answered briefly and are of a legislative, legal or governmental nature. Please be as specific and detailed as possible so that we can answer your question in a timely manner.

Getting Answers:

We check email requests each morning and generally respond within three working days. In-state requests are given priority before requests coming from out-of-state.

Online Question Form:



To ask a reference librarian a question in person, please visit the State Library of Massachusetts located at:

24 Beacon Street
State House, Room 341
Boston, MA, 02133

You may also call, mail or fax your question to:

Reference Department
24 Beacon Street
State House, Room 341
Boston, MA 02133

Phone: 617-727-2590
Fax: 617-727-9730


This information is provided by The State Library of Massachusetts.

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