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Hopkinton Library’s Local History Collection

The Hopkinton Public Library hosts special collections relating to local history and genealogy.

Researchers who wish to use the materials in the Local History Room must consult with the Adult Services Librarian, the Director or a designated Staff Member. You are encouraged to make an appointment with Jessi McCarthy or Linda Connelly by calling 508-497-9777 or by e-mailing Jessi at

Click here for a digital history of the library.

Click here to view photographs in our collection.


The local history collection includes manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, books, maps, and some artifacts. These materials have been collected for many years and are being indexed in a ‘Finding Aid’ by Hopkinton Library’s archivist, Linda Connelly.

More details about the process of archiving items in the local history collection.

Read the complete Treasure Room Policy. 

Titles in Hopkinton Public Library’s Local History Collection.

Online viewing of (some) images in the Local History Collection.


Hopkinton Local History online

History of Hopkinton Public Library (anthology hosted on Biblioboard)

History of Hopkinton School Houses (anthology hosted on Biblioboard)

People and Organizations of Hopkinton's Past (anthology hosted on Biblioboard)

Poetry on the Trail 2016 chapbook

Poetry on the Trail 2015 chapbook

Hopkinton Cemetery Records