The Phillips Library Reading Room reopened to the public on Thursday, August 1, 2013 in our new, temporary location at
1 Second Street, Peabody, Massachusetts.
The Reading Room will be open on Wednesday and Thursday between 10 am and 4:30 p.m. Approved Visiting Researchers are welcome, by special appointment, on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday between 10 and 4:30 pm. We look forward to welcoming our patrons to the new Reading Room. Wi-Fi access is provided for our patrons.
All three digital collections - Manuscript Finding Aids, Images of the Great Salem Fire, and the American Neptune - are now available via WorldCat. Each collection record provides information about the collection, access to the catalog record for each item in the collection, and the option to view a collection item online. The shortened URLs listed below provide access to the WorldCat record for named collection.
bit.ly/WLAAJA Manuscript Finding Aids at the Phillips Library
bit.ly/1o9e5Ud Images of the Great Salem Fire, June 25, 1914
bit.ly/1xuDI7z The American Neptune Collection
Library of Congress subject headings exist for each item in all collections providing additional options for research within WorldCat. For those of you unfamiliar with WorldCat, it is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of thousands of libraries worldwide that participate in OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center information network, which libraries use for cataloging, bibliographic verification, and reference searching.
Essex County Probate records, stored on microfilm, have been transferred from the Phillips Library to the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds located at 45 Congress Street, Salem, MA. Access to these documents will be available for library patrons during the time the library is closed for renovations.
Please contact Kathie Gauthier or Kostas Psiakis at 978-741-0201 if you have questions regarding access to these materials.