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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: Ask a Librarian
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138


Monday 1-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-1pm
Wednesday 5-9pm
Friday - Sunday Closed
Or, by appointment