Special Collections

Belmont Public Library
336 Concord Avenue
Belmont MA , 02178
TTY/TDD: (617)489-2001
FAX: (617)489-5725
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Maureen Conners, Director (617)489-2000 ext. 113 mconners@minlib.net
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Mid-October-April: Su 1:00PM-5:00PM July and August: Sa 9:00AM-1:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://library.minlib.net/search~S7/
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Name: The Claplin Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Maureen Conners, Director (617)489-2000 ext. 113 mconners@minlib.net
Hours: M,W,F 2:00PM-4:00PM Tu-Th 7:00PM-9:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June 15-September 15: By appointment
Collections: 2
Formats: 30 linear feet of manuscripts 14 linear feet of archives 170 reels of newspapers maps photographs pamphlets ephemera realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Belmont Historical Society Archives
Belmont Newspapers (from 1898)
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying (change needed)
Loans: No loans permitted
Directions: FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH: Take 128 to Route 2, take Route 2 East and follow directions from the West. FROM THE WEST: Either come in on Route 2, or take Route 128 to Route 2 and get on to Route 2 going East. Take the Arlington Ctr./Belmont Ctr. exit (Route 60 west). Turn right at the ramp onto Pleasant Street. Continue on Pleasant Street to the third traffic light and take a left at Concord Avenue by the large Victorian (H.H. Richardson) Town Hall. At the bottom of the hill take a right under the big stone railroad bridge, turn left onto Concord Avenue. Library is on the right opposite the Mobil gas station (336 Concord Avenue). FROM THE EAST: Follow Storrow Drive into Cambridge and continue onto Fresh Pond Parkway. (Alternatively, come out of Cambridge on Concord Avenue) Follow the Parkway around the first rotary and at the second cross the traffic onto Concord Avenue, keeping Fresh Pond on your left and the Ground Round on your right. Continue on Concord Avenue through one traffic light, past the high school, to 336 Concord Avenue, opposite the Mobil gas station.