Whether you're studying or working, find desks, quiet areas and dedicated study spaces at Boston Library.
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Boston Library is adjacent to the County Hall public car park. Please note that charges do apply.
We have a range of local studies resources for reference use covering the history of Boston and the surrounding area. Our collection includes:
Books: A large collection of publications covering the history of Boston and its immediate area; notable titles include Thompson’s History & Antiquities of Boston.
Directories: Titles such as Kellys and Whites covering a variety of years from 1826-1939.
Newspapers on Microfilm: Boston Guardian 1854-1958, Lincolnshire Standard (Boston Edition) 1912-2019 (incomplete). A Microfilm Reader Printer is available to use. To book the Reader or check whether the year you want is available, please contact the team direct.
Newspaper cuttings: Covering subjects such as local places, firms, industries, transport, planning proposals, shopping schemes dating from the 1980s.
Maps: OS scales covering Boston and the surrounding area between 1824 and 1969.
Illustrations: A selection of photographs of Boston and the surrounding area, the majority dating from 1900s onwards.
Ephemera: An eclectic mix including ‘Village Packs’ for Boston and the surrounding villages covering a variety of years from the 1900s to present.
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