Tour the Reading Room

  • photo gallery

    Reading Room

  • photo gallery

    Reading Room

  • photo gallery

    Reading Room

  • photo gallery

    City Directories, Cambridge Room Archives and Special Collections

  • photo gallery

    Genealogy Reference Books, Cambridge Room Archives and Special Collections

  • photo gallery

    Longfellow’s Collected Works from the Thomas Wentworth Higginson Collection, Cambridge Room Archives and Special Collections

  • photo gallery

    Reference Books line the shelves of the Cambridge Room

  • photo gallery

    Reference Books on Cambridge History, Cambridge Room Archives and Special Collections

  • photo gallery

    Bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, sculpted by Daniel Chester French

  • photo gallery

    Reproduction of a Samurai kabuto (helmet) given to the Cambridge Public Library by its Japanese sister city, Tsukuba. Located in the entrance of the Cambridge Room

  • photo gallery

    Detail of Samurai kabuto (helmet), featuring a skull and dragons

  • photo gallery

    Detail of Samurai kabuto (helmet), featuring a skull in the center and a tiger on the side protective panel

  • photo gallery

    Detail of Samurai kabuto (helmet), featuring a bright orange decorative tassel with a painting of a Samurai warrior in the background

  • photo gallery

    Entrance to the Cambridge Room

  • photo gallery

    Detail of the bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, sculpted by Daniel Chester French, in the entrance to the Cambridge Room

  • photo gallery

    Boxes of microfilm housing the Cambridge Chronicle, Cambridge Room Archives and Special Collections