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Research & Reference

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Library Resources – The Reference Room

Located on the second floor of the Library, the Reference Desk is where to go if you have questions.  The Reference Staff will be happy to help you with your quick question, research project, or whatever you may need to find out.

We have books on almost every topic you can imagine. Check the catalog or ask a reference librarian for help finding what you need, including phone books, atlases, and local and national publications.

The Library houses materials for local research, including town reports and old newspapers.

Please contact the Reference Staff ahead of time if you are planning to visit the Library for more in depth research.

You can reach our Reference Staff at 617-898-4964 or

Local History Resources

The Library is able to provide access to many local history resources. The Library also partners with The Milton Historical Society to provide access to some online research tools.

Visit our Local History Resource Page.

Links to Other Milton Resources

Visit our Milton Links Page to connections to other Milton organizations and resources.

Databases & Online Resources

Milton Public Library’s membership in the Massachusetts Regional Library System gives you free access to thousands of full-text Periodicals, Newspapers, Reference Books, Health and Business resources. Your Library card accesses a wealth of resources that go far beyond the internet in depth and reliability. Check out our eResources page for even more options!