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Westborough Public Library

Aerial View of Westborough

The Westborough Public Library maintains collections of family genealogies, town reports, maps, photographs, and other materials of local historical and genealogical interest. It also houses a collection of historic town documents, some dating back to the early 1700’s.

Location: 55 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581

Hours: 

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday – mid October to mid-May: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Local History Librarian is generally available Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and by appointment.

Contact: Anthony Vaver, Local History Librarian, avaver@town.westborough.ma.us, 508-366-3050 ext. 5284

Collections: The Westborough Public Library’s Local History Program collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to sources that document the history of Westborough and its inhabitants, government, environment, businesses, institutions, and organizations. The aim of this collection is to provide resources for town residents and researchers to explore the personal, historical, and cultural heritage of Westborough and its environs in meaningful and creative ways.

The emphasis of the Local History and Genealogy Collection is on documenting Westborough’s government, settlement, industry, commerce, education, recreation, and historically significant individuals, as well as the history of its civic, religious, cultural, and social organizations. Genealogical materials that help researchers trace their family backgrounds and/or aid in researching the history of individual town residents are also collected.

The collection supports activities related to historical and genealogical research, exhibits, community outreach, organizational events, and publications, among others. The collection mainly serves the general public, but also supports the research activities of scholars and professionals, graduate students, undergraduates, and high school students. The Local History and Genealogy Collection Development Policy Statement can be found at http://www.westboroughlib.org/Pages/WestboroughLIB_WebDocs/policies/localhistory.

Digitized collections and items from Westborough’s local history can be found at the Digital Commonwealth (https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/collections/commonwealth:z316rj90c).