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The Cambridge Room has nearly 200 collections, spanning the 17th to 21st Centuries, featuring the history of Cambridge. Most of the collections focus on the political and social history of the City and are particularly strong in the mid-20th Century to the present. Stop by our reading room on the second floor of the Main library to browse our extensive collection of books on Cambridge history or research a collection.

Contact Information
The Cambridge Room Phone: 617-349-7757
Archives and Special Collections Email: archives@cambridgema.gov
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

**Please note that the Archives will be closed:

Tuesday February 6, 2024 from 9-11:30am (open from 11:30am-1pm)
Tuesday February 13, 2024
February 19-21, 2024
March 5-6, 2024


Hours

Monday 5 p.m.-9 p.m. | Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Wednesday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. | Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and by appointment

Please call or email before visiting the Cambridge Room.

617- 349-7757 | archives@cambridgema.gov

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