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Using the State Library's Resources and Collections Remotely

State Library staff are teleworking to answer questions and help you to access our resources remotely

Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Baker regarding the Commonwealth’s response to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the State Library of Massachusetts is closed to the public for the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

How to Contact the State Library Staff

Have a question?

Fill out our Online Form 

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Call the Reference Dept. at 617-727-2590 or the Special Collections Dept. at 617-727-2595 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible (Monday-Friday).

Chat with State Library Reference Staff

Get help from the State Library via online chat. This service is available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Remotely Accessible State Library Resources

The following resources can be accessed online directly from your desktop, tablet or cell phone.

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