Research help & instruction


Professionally-trained reference librarians are available to assist you in navigating your way in the library.

The staff offers instruction in the use of our online catalog, online databases, doing research, job hunting, school projects, family history (genealogy), as well as helping people find information for personal, educational, creative and business needs.

Reference librarians can be found on the second floor (Wellington Hall) of the Central Library, at 79 Highland Avenue. The library also provides access to numerous online databasesinterlibrary loan services, and genealogy and local history research.

Stop in, or call us at 617-623-5000 ext. 2955. You may also e-mail your reference questions by filling out our online Ask-A-Librarian form.

For technology instruction, please click here.