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Lawrence Public Library
51 Lawrence Street
Lawrence MA , 01841
Phone: (978)682-1727
FAX: (978)688-3142
WWW Page:
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Louise Sandberg, Archivist (978)682-1727
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-8:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-4:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June-August: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Louise Sandberg, Archivist (978)682-1727
FAX: (978)688-3142
Hours: By appointment only
Collections: 30
Formats: 10 linear feet of manuscripts 50 linear feet of archives 20 volumes of archives 16,000 volumes of monographs 500 reels of newspapers 6 linear feet of newspapers 10 volumes of maps 1,000 photographs 300 pamphlets 500 reels of audio tapes 200 oral histories 50 linear feet of ephemera 50 realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Woolen Textiles
Irish Immigration
Lawrence Local History
World War II Veterans
Lawrence Newspapers
Grace Church
Civil War (G.A.R records)
Alfred P. Franz (Lawrence, Mass. Postcards)
Society of Natural History and Archaeology
Badge and Nash Grocers
Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence Opera House
Lawrence Churches
Lawrence City Hall
Lawrence entertainments
Lawrence organizations
Lawrence Bridge Company
Frederick H. Hedge Scrapbook Collection
Juliet Mofford Bibliography
John R. Rollins Manuscript Collection
Newton Fitz Manuscript Collection
William I. Fletcher (representative collection of books indexed under system developed by Fletcher)
Pacific Mills Collection (books owned by Pacific Mills for benefit of Mill workers)
Sargent Collection (books owned by Lawrence attorney)
New England History
Textile Industry
Native Americans
Nineteenth Century Periodical Collection
Images, photographs of streetscapes and parades (Images)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guide to photographic collection Guide to genealogies Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM BOSTON AND POINTS SOUTH: Take I-93 North to Route 110. Take the first right off the Route 110 Rotary onto Route 110 West. There are two lights immediately on Route 110, continue through these for about 2 miles. The next light is at Broadway, continue through. The 4th light after Broadway is the corner of Haverhill Street and Lawrence Streets. The Library is on the Northwest corner. Park on either side of the street, or turn right immediately after the Library and park in the Library lot, about 1/2 block behind the building. FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE AND POINTS NORTH: Take I-93 South to Route 110. Go 3/4 of the way around the rotary and take Route 110 West toward Lawrence. Continue from this point in directions above. FROM ROUTE I-495: Take the Route 114 exit toward South Lawrence. Continue straight on Route 114. After about 1/2 mile, you will go under a train bridge and then cross the Merrimack River. Once across the river, take your first right (just before the light). The road will curve around so that you are continuing North. The 4th light is the corner of Haverhill and Lawrence Streets. The Library is on the Northwest Corner. Continue through the light. Park on either side of the street, or turn right immediately after the Library and park in the Library lot, about 1/2 block behind the building.
Page last updated on 07/17/2015