Special Collections

Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport MA , 01950
FAX: (978)463-0394
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Giselle Stevens, Head Librarian (978)465-4428 ext. 224 gstevens@newburyportpl.org
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/newburyport
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available
Other Services:
  Coat room/lockers Tours of local historical sites
Name: Newburyport Public Library Archival Center
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Sharon Spieldenner, Archivist (978)465-4428 ext. 229 sspieldenner@newburyportpl.org
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Closings: Room is closed if staff or volunteer is not present.
Collections: numerous
Formats: Online digitized local historical newspaper collection Manuscripts Genealogical and historical monographs Maps of Newburyport and surrounding areas Atlases Town records, newspapers, genealogy of Western MA, and probate records on microfilm Historic photograph collection Lane photographic negative collection (covering the years 1964-2000) Pamphlet files containing unique material in each envelope Genealogy software
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Self-service copying for a fee
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Archives Finding Aids Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM I-95 NORTH: Take exit 57 and bear right. FROM I-95 SOUTH: Take exit 57 and bear left. You will be on Route 113 (Storey Ave.) which merges onto High Street. Drive approximately 2.7 miles to intersection at State and High Streets (2nd set of lights). Proceed through intersection to 1st left which is Fruit Street. Go down Fruit Street to 2nd left which is Temple Street. Turn Left on State Street, pass Library on Right. There is a public 3-hour parking lot on your right just past the Library on the corner of State Street and Harris Street.