Reference & Research

The Fitchburg Public Library has an incredible collection of books and periodicals to help you with your research. Whether you are a student looking for the latest information on genetic engineering, or a do-it-yourselfer looking for plans for patio furniture, the Library reference staff can help you locate the material you need.

Here are some online resources to help you get started:

Reference and Information Services

Fitchburg Historical Research

Requests for Photocopies

Copies for items with exact citation (such as: copy pages of the Chapman family in the Fitchburg City Directory for the year 1921) may be requested by:

Mail: Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA  01420
Phone: 978-829-1780
Fax: 978-345-9632

Searches requiring more material or time (such as: an obituary without the death date, or an article on a local event) can be requested in the same way, but customers will be informed if the search is inappropriate for the scope of a general public library to handle. Referrals may be made to the Fitchburg Historical Society or to persons who research for a fee.

Copies will be sent by mail or fax. For more than 10 copies, 15 cents per additional copy will be charged. Checks are to be made out to the Trustees of the Fitchburg Public Library.

The Fitchburg Historical Society does genealogical research for a fee. They can be reached at:

Mail: Fitchburg Historical Society
781 Main Street
P.O. Box 953
Fitchburg, MA  01420
Phone: 978-345-1157




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