The Holyoke History Room of the Holyoke Public Library collects, maintains, and makes available to the public historical materials relating to the history of Holyoke, Massachusetts, from its founding in 1850 to the present day. We maintain a public reading room where visitors can explore city’s past or begin researching their own family histories. The Reading Room is located off the third-level gallery of the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street in Holyoke.

Our holdings include more than 1200 linear feet of books, manuscript collections, scrapbooks, microfilm, photographs, maps, published reports, memorabilia and other materials related to Holyoke’s history.   In future weeks and months, we will be linking more information about the History Room’s collections to this page.  To view information about individual collections, use one of the boxes on the right to enter a search term or select a topic category.

For general information about the History Room (directions, policies) click here.
The History Room is generally open the following hours. Please check our website or call ahead for occasional changes to open hours:
Tuesdays: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Wednesdays: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Thursdays: 10:00 – 4:00PM