The Cambridge Room has nearly 200 collections and 2,700 books, 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.
The Cambridge Room is open:
Monday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
To make an appointment during open hours, call 617-349-7757 or email
The Archives will be closed on December 4, December 11, and December 27-29.