Special Collections

Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown MA , 02172
FAX: (617)926-4375
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Leone Cole, Director (617)972-6434 lcole@minlib.net
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Summer Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F 9:00AM-5:00PM Sa 10:00AM-2:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://library.minlib.net/search~S37/
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking Optelec (magnification viewer) Large type print on-line catalog
Bibliographic Utility:
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Beverly Shank, Librarian (617)972-6436 bshank@minlib.net
Collections: 4
Formats: 140 linear feet of manuscripts 5,000 volumes of monographs 200 maps 10 linear feet of photographs 10 linear feet of pamphlets 400 microforms 20 video tapes 50 ephemera
Collection Description:
  Reverend Convers Francis Collection (manuscript sermons)
Watertown Municipal Town Manuscript Records
Watertown Women Artists
Historic Photographs of Watertown (Images)
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying (change needed)
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Directions: FROM THE WEST: Take Route 20 East. Pass Route 128. The library is about 5 miles from Route 128 on the left. FROM I-90 (MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE) EAST: Follow to Newton Corner. Exit onto Galen Street to Watertown Square. Take left onto Route 20. Library is on the right. FROM ROUTE 16 WEST: Follow to Watertown Square. Take a right onto Route 20. FROM ROUTE 60 WEST: Take a left onto Route 20. Follow Route 20 for about 5 miles. Library will be on the left. Parking in the rear of the library (metered).