Massachusetts Libraries

Library Directory

Massachusetts library addresses, Web sites, branch and department information can be found in the Library Directory. Be sure to check Library Catalogs to locate books and magazines held by libraries.

Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Many libraries throughout Massachusetts provide accessible equipment for people with disabilities. Here you can find libraries with wheelchair accessible entrances, computer workstations with adaptive software and hardware, assisted listening devices, braille and magnification equipment, close-caption television and other tools.

Braille & Talking Book Libraries

The Perkins School for the Blind Braille & Talking Book Library in Watertown and the Worcester Talking Book Library offer recorded books to borrowers, as well as playback equipment for use with talking books.

Literacy & ESOL Programs

Libraries are leaders in providing literacy tutoring and teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Here you will find the many programs available to you through Massachusetts public libraries, as well as other Massachusetts literacy and ESOL resources.

Massachusetts Library Networks

More than 353 libraries in Massachusetts are members of nine library networks. Here you will find information about these networks, their membership, and the types of services they offer to libraries and the general public.

This Web site, and other programs of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, is funded in part with funds from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning.
Page last updated on 11/8/2007