New Bedford Free Public Library

New Bedford Free Public Library
613 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508 991-6275
Special Collections 508 961-3104
Library Administration 508 991-6279

A free public library since 1852, the New Bedford Free Public Library Art and Archives rooms acquire, preserve and provide access to records created by, for and about the community of New Bedford and the surrounding area. These materials include records of local government, manuscripts, rare printed books, lithographs, paintings, sketchbooks, catalogs, photographs, historical prints, broadsides, sheet music, architectural drawings, oral histories, material on local artists and maps concerned with the history of the community. The Library often hosts exhibits and performances on AHA! Night.

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