Special Collections

Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington Street
Brookline MA , 02146 6899
TTY/TDD: (617)730-2364
FAX: (617)232-7146
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Anne Clark, Reference Librarian (617)730-2346 aclark@minlib.net
Hours: M-Th 10:00AM-9:00PM F,Sa 10:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Mid June-Labor Day: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closings: Early closings on holiday eve days.
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://library.minlib.net/search~S8/
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Brookline Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Anne Clark, Reference Librarian (617)730-2346 aclark@minlib.net
Collections: 1
Formats: manuscripts archives 3,247 volumes of monographs 8 volumes of newspapers 137 volumes of maps photographs 24 linear feet of pamphlets microforms 91 volumes of audio tapes 1,320 volumes of video tapes realia/artifacts 7 volumes of LP records 20 volumes of 8-track tapes
Collection Description:
  Brookline Local History Collection
Access: Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval Closed stacks, staff assisted access
Copying: Photocopying not permitted Restrictions on cameras Library photographer available to make reproductions
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guide to photographic collection Guide to institutional microfilm holdings Local newspaper index
Directions: FROM ROUTE 9 HEADED TOWARD BOSTON: Turn left at Cypress St. (Volkswagon dealership and Mobil gas station at intersection). At next traffic signal turn right onto Washington Street. Library is on the left. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: MBTA Green Line D (Riverside) to Brookline Village. Walk up to Washington Street. AT fork take left; you will still be on Washington Street. Library is on Washington Street just beyond Town Hall. Circular driveway on right is Library.