Special Collections

Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington MA , 02174
FAX: (781)361-3209
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Jennifer DeRemer, Adult Services Librarian (781)316-3233 jderemer@minlib.net
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F 9:00AM-5:00PM Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 2:00PM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Summer Hours: Closed Saturday June-September: Closed Sunday
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://library.minlib.net/search~S4/
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations
Name: Local History Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Jennifer De Remer, Adult Services Librarian (781)316-3233 ext. 4303 jderemer@minlib.net
Collections: 5
Formats: 10 manuscripts 2,000 volumes of monographs 35 volumes of newspapers 15 volumes of maps 1,500 photographs 152 reels of microforms 1 video tape 60 reels of oral histories 860 slides 300 postcards 55 scrapbooks
Collection Description:
  Arlington Newspapers (1871 to present)
Arlington Town Reports (1842 to present)
Arlington Vital Records (to 1850)
Arlington Town Directories (1869-1940)
Arlington Local and State History
Cyrus E. Dallin Collection
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised Card/membership required
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Guide to photographic collection Specialized indexes
Directions: Take Route 128 to Route 2 (east). Take Exit 59 for Pleasant Street/Route 60. Turn left onto Pleasant Street. Go one mile to traffic light. Turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue. Go half a block and the library is on the left, Parking is at the side of the library and at yellow Robbins House.