Find Worcester County Massachusetts libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.
American Antiquarian Society 185 Salisbury Street Worcester MA 01609 508-755-5221
Athol Public Library 568 Main Street Athol MA 01331 978-249-9515
Central Massachusetts Regional Library System 8 Flagg Road Shrewsbury MA 01545 508-757-4110
Clapp Memorial Library 19 Pleasant Street Barre MA 01005 413-323-0417
Conant Free Public Library 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road Sterling MA 01564 978-422-6409
Frances Perkins Branch 470 West Boylston Street Worcester MA 01606 508-799-1687
Gale Free Library 23 Highland Street Holden MA 01520 508-210-5560
Hubbardston Library 7 Main Street Hubbardston MA 01452 978-928-4775
Leominster Public Library 30 West Street Leominster MA 01453 978-534-7522
Merrick Public Library 2 Lincoln Street Brookfield MA 01506 508-867-6339
Mondor-Eagen Library 60 Sunset Lane Paxton MA 01612 508-849-3406
Richard Sugden Library 8 Pleasant Street Spencer MA 01562 508-885-7513
Richards Memorial Library 44 Richards Avenue Paxton MA 01612 508-754-0793
Rutland Public Library 280 Main Street Rutland MA 01543 508-886-4108
Sutton Free Public Library 4 Uxbridge Road Sutton MA 01590 508-865-8752
Upton Library 2 Main Street Upton MA 01568 508-529-6272
Westborough Town - Municipal Offices, Library 34 West Main Street Westborough MA 01581 508-366-3025
Worcester Public Library 3 Salem Street Worcester MA 01608 508-799-1655
The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.
Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.
The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.