The Local History Collection houses books that cover information about the cities, towns, counties, schools, industry, architecture and geography of Western Massachusetts.
The Collection is available to patrons Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For access to the collection, inquire at the Circulation Desk.
The entire local history is cataloged in the online catalog. A paper index is also available at the Circulation Desk.
The Local History Collection contains valuable and often irreplaceable materials. Consequently, controlled access is necessary. Local History materials do not circulate. Depending on the age and condition of an item, photocopy restrictions may apply. Only pencils may be used while working with these materials.