Special Collections

Taunton Public Library
12 Pleasant Street
Taunton MA , 02780
TTY/TDD: (508)821-1418
FAX: (508)821-1414
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Susanne Costa Duquette, Director (508)821-1410 sduquett@sailsinc.org
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-8:00PM Sa 9:00AM-6:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Closed Saturday, part of year.
Closings: Closed at noon on Good Friday.
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://opac.sailsinc.org/uhtbin/webcat
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Bibliographic Utility:
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Susanne Costa Duquette, Director (508)821-1410 sduquett@sailsinc.org
Collections: 4
Formats: 23 linear feet of newspapers 4 maps 122 photographs 25 pamphlets 35 linear feet of microforms 3,616 reels of microforms
Collection Description:
  Fenton Collection (Massachusetts General Law Books and law books)
Rare Book Room (one of a kind items dealing with the city of Taunton)
Taunton File (pamphlets, clip and paste files on Taunton history)
Genealogy Room (Taunton Family Genealogies)
Access: All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Self-service copying (change needed) Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans permitted for research only No loans permitted for individuals
Finding Guides Available:
  Guide to institutional microfilm holdings Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM ROUTE 24: Take Route 140 North to Taunton (exit 12). Follow into Taunton Center. At Taunton Green, bear right at the lights onto Route 138 North. Take first left after Walgreen's Pharmacy. Library is second building on the left. FROM I-495: Take Route 138 South to Exit 8. Follow into center of city. Immediately before Walgreen's Pharmacy, take right onto Pleasant St. Library is second building on left. Free parking in front of library and on library grounds at marked parking spaces.