Local History & Genealogy

The Local History Room is located on the second floor of the library. It is open to the public during regular library hours. If you need assistance, a Reference Librarian is available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays           11-1
  • Wednesdays      4-6
  • Other times by appointment. 

Please email jclements@watertown-ma.gov to arrange a time that works for your schedule.


The collection consists of both print and digital materials. Print materials are for in-library use only. They are cataloged and searchable in the online catalog. Digitization efforts are ongoing and are added to this site on a regular basis.

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For more information
Please contact the Reference Department at 617.972.6436 or jclements@watertown-ma.gov.