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Boston Public Schools Historical Research: Research Services

This guide provides resources and strategies for researching the history of the Boston Public School system, individual schools and guidance on finding high school yearbooks.

Research Services at the Central Library in Copley Square

Research Services librarians are available at the information desk in the Washington Room of the McKim Building on the 2nd floor.

Research Services offers expert research and study assistance on all subjects. Librarians can help you with searching the library’s print and online collections and our online databases of articles and research sources. For any items the library does not own, librarians can assist patrons with requesting material from other libraries.

You can contact the department by email at, through our online Research Question form, or by mail at:

The Boston Public Library
Central Library at Copley Square
Research Services
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116