Special Collections

Thayer Memorial Library
717 Main Street
Lancaster MA , 01523
FAX: (978)368-8929
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Joseph Mule, Director (978)368-8928 jmule@cwmars.org
Hours: M NOON-6:00PM Tu NOON-8:00PM W,Th 10:00AM-8:00PM Sa 10:00AM-2:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June-August: Closed Saturday
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://cmars.cwmars.org/search~S28
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped parking Handicapped ramp
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Joseph Mule, Director (978)368-8928 jmule@cwmars.org Marcia Jakubowicz, Special Collections Clerk (978)368-8928
Collections: 6
Formats: 15 linear feet of manuscripts 17 linear feet of archives 2,940 volumes of monographs newspapers 10 volumes of maps photographs 340 volumes of pamphlets microforms ephemera realia/artifacts 1,500 volumes of rare books
Collection Description:
  Rare Book Collection
Lancaster Collection
Lancaster Manuscript Collection
Historical Reference Collection
Clark Botanical Collection
Eclectic Arts Collection
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying for a fee Self-service copying (change needed)
Loans: Loans for exhibits only Loans permitted for research only Loans permitted with permission of director
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide
Directions: FROM ROUTE 2: Take exit 35, Route 70 South. Take a left at "T" Junction with Route 117. Right where Route 70 continues south as "Main Street". Left on Thayer Drive. FROM I-190: Take exit 7, Route 117 South. Take a right, go south on route 70/Main Street for approximately 1 mile to the Town Green. Take a left onto Thayer Drive. FROM I-495: Take exit 27 to route 117 North. Go approximately 5 miles to route 70 South/Main Street. Go approximately 1 mile to the Town Green. Take a left onto Thayer Drive. PARKING: Lot is to the South/right of the library along Thayer Drive on Main Street.