Local History & Genealogy

We have a small collection of books about the history of Northborough. We also have Algonquin Regional High School and Assabet Regional Vocational Tech yearbooks. If you would like to view these items, please ask the Adult Services staff. If you have a particular interest or inquiry, please ask the Adult Services staff, as items are shelved in various areas. 

There is more material available by appointment at the Northborough Historical Commission and the Northborough Historical Society. They hold newspaper clippings, photos, and other primary source material. The Northborough Historical Society Museum Page provides an overview of their collection.

The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth History Collaborative provides access to information about Massachusetts-based historical societies and libraries that care for materials of cultural and historic value. 


Digital Commonwealth provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts.