Special Collections

Phinehas S. Newton Library
The Common
Royalston MA , 01368
FAX: (508)249-3572
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Kathy Morris, Library Director (508)249-3572 royalston@bpl.org
Hours: M-Th 1:00PM-5:00PM; 6:30PM-8:30PM Sa 9:00AM-NOON
Online Catalog:
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Kathy Morris, Library Director (508)249-3572 royalston@bpl.org
Collections: 1
Formats: 30 linear feet of monographs 63 volumes of monographs
Collection Description:
  Civil War Collection
Access: No special restrictions reported
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Self-service copying for a fee
Loans: No loans permitted
Directions: FROM THE EAST: Take Route 2 to Route 68 North in Gardner. Take Route 68 approximately 15 miles into Royalston Common. The library is the brick building at the Northwest end of the Common. FROM THE SOUTH: In Athol, take Main Street to Crescent Street. Follow it around, then curve left into Chestnut Hill Road. Go 5 miles to the Common. FROM THE NORTHEAST: Take Route 119 into Fitzwilliam Depot. Take the 2nd left (after Route 119 turns left in the Depot), onto Royalston Road. Go about 6 miles to the Common. FROM THE NORTHWEST (FROM RICHMOND NH): Take Route 32 to Route 68 (left), into the Common. Library is on the immediate right. FROM THE WEST: Take Route 2 to Athol exit (Route 202 / Belchertown). Turn right off ramp. Take Route 2A / 202 into Athol. After stoplight, turn left at 2nd blinking yellow light onto Crescent Street. Follow around and take Chestnut Hill Ave. into the Common. The library is the only brick building on the Common.