Special Collections

Peabody Institute Library
82 Main Street
Peabody MA , 01960
FAX: (978)532-1797
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Gerri Guyote, Assistant Director (978)531-0100 ext. 34 guyote@noblenet.org
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-6:00PM Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Memorial Day-Labor Day: Closed Sunday
Closings: Closes at 1:00PM on Good Friday
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://innopac.noblenet.org/
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Journals: Monthly newsletter
Name: Local History Resource Center of the Eban Dale Sutton Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Nancy Barthelemy, Archivist (978)531-0100 ext. 34 barthele@noblenet.org
Hours: M 9:00AM-5:00PM Tu,Th 4:00PM-9:00PM W 3:00PM-8:00PM
Collections: 9
Formats: 120 linear feet of monographs 500 maps 300 photographs 40 linear feet of ephemera 20 linear feet of manuscripts newspapers
Collection Description:
  Collection includes over 3,000 rare books from the 1760s to the 1930s covering:
Peabody History
Local and Essex County History
Massachusetts and United States History
Natural History
Native American History
Life and legacy of George Peabody
Historical and Collectible Artifacts
Boston Mat Leather Company (Images)
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Holdings listed in online catalog Archives Finding Aids
Directions: From Route 128, take exit #26. Turn right onto Lowell St. and continue for 1.3 miles into Peabody Center. You'll see the Court House to your left and a Civil War Monument before it. Go straight through the lights on Main St. The library is one block down on your left. Parking is limited. There is free parking to the library's right, either on the side of the building or behind the Knights of Columbus building. Otherwise, there is metered parking on the street or to the left of the library, in the children's room parking. Enter the library and go to the first floor information desk. They will call up to the Sutton Room.