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Holyoke History Room

The Holyoke History Room is dedicated to preserving the history of Holyoke and supporting research into the city's past. History Room collections include maps, photographs, city directories, and Holyoke newspapers (on microfilm) from the 1850s to the 1990s. Biographical and subject files provide information on numerous Holyoke residents, landmarks, businesses, institutions, and organizations.The Reading Room is located off the third-level gallery in the new Holyoke Public LibraryTwo public-access computers are available in the History Room for patron use, as is free wireless access to those who bring their own computers or tablets.
Reading Room Hours
Tuesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursdays 10 AM - 4 PM

Collections located in the Reading Room are available for use without an appointment. If you anticipate using archival or other collections, please contact the archivist at least 48 hours in advance of your visit. All History Room materials are non-circulating. For more information on our holdings, see Collections.

Telephone and email inquiries: For patrons unable to visit the Reading Room, our volunteer staff can conduct limited research. To request an obituary search of the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram, please provide the individual's name and date of death as well as your own name and contact information. Fees are charged for copies provided by mail or email. Please allow 7-10 days for each request.

Telephone: 413.420.8107