Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

Address

Main Library
Massachusetts State House, Room 341, Boston, MA 02133
Special Collections Department
Massachusetts State House, Room 55, Boston, MA 02133

Phone

Main Library (617) 727-2590

Open M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Special Collections Department (617) 727-2595

Open M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Transit friendly
Accessible
Historic site

Details of Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

Overview of Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

The State Library is located in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street in Boston

Hours for Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

Monday - Friday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Parking at Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

Unfortunately, there is no free or visitor parking available. Metered spaces are available on a limited basis. The closest parking garage is the Boston Common Garage located on Charles Street, between the Boston Common and the Public Garden

Services at Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

  • Room 341: Main Library Reading Room and Reference Services
  • Room 442: Newspapers, Periodicals, and Conference Room
  • Room 55:   Special Collections Department

Restrictions at Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

Closed on Massachusetts Legal Holidays

More info for Visiting the State Library of Massachusetts

  • The Special Collections Department (Room 55) is located in the west wing at the front of the building. Proceed to the end of the west wing corridor on the first floor and take the elevator at the end of the hall to the basement. Special Collections is to the right when exiting the elevator.
  • The main reading room (Room 341) and the periodicals balcony (Room 442) are located in the rear of the building on the third and fourth floors.
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