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New Bedford Free Public Library
613 Pleasant Street
New Bedford MA , 02740
Phone: (508)991-6276
TTY/TDD: (508)998-6419
FAX: (508)991-6468
General email:
  nbmref@sailsinc.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Paul Cyr (Genealogy Room), Special Collections Coordinator (508)991-6275 pcyr@sailsinc.org
Hours: M,W,F 1:00PM-5:00PM Tu,Th 1:00PM-9:00PM Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su CLOSED
Closings: Open half days on Good Friday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Closed the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://opac.sailsinc.org/uhtbin/webcat
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC/NELINET
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Paul Cyr, Special Collection Coordinator (508)991-6276 pcyr@sailsinc.org
FAX: (508)998-1561
Hours: By appointment only
Collections: 150
Formats: 6,240 manuscripts 150 sets of manuscripts 280 linear feet of archives 500 volumes of archives 15,895 volumes of monographs 196 linear feet of newspapers 1,906 reels of newspapers 1,500 maps 135 linear feet of photographs 164 linear feet of pamphlets 34 linear feet of microforms 3,812 reels of microforms 40 linear feet of ephemera 110 compact disks
Collection Description:
  Whaling Manifests (Finding Aid)
Quakers
Personal Papers
New Bedford Town Records
Whaling Agent Records (Finding Aid)
Custom House Papers (800-1920)
Merchant's Manifests
Civil War
Camp Meig
Scrapbooks
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying (change needed) Institution will produce microfilm copies for a fee Restrictions on cameras
Loans: No loans permitted Special loan policies in effect
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM I-195: Take Exit 15 (Route 18) to 2nd exit, and then turn left onto Purchase St. After the 2nd light (Route 6), turn left onto either the 2nd (William) or 3rd (Market) cross streets. The library is located between these two blocks, facing Pleasant St.
Page last updated on 07/17/2015