Frequently Asked Questions
The library has issues of the Waltham News-Tribune on microfilm going back to 1924, as well as earlier newspapers dating back to 1833 (click here
Yes! The Waltham Room actively seeks donations of materials related to the past and present of the city of Waltham, especially materials that reflect the rich diversity of Waltham’s citizens.
Donations that are in poor condition, out of scope, or duplicates of items already held in the Waltham Room may not be accepted. All donations must be accompanied by a signed deed of gift. The library reserves the right to deaccession any materials deemed no longer appropriate to the collection.
No, the materials in the Waltham Room are part of a special collection, and do not circulate. Patrons cannot take the materials outside of the Waltham Room.
Visit our Property Resources page to research a local property or house.
You can find a digitized cross section of our most popular items relating to the Watch Factory here.
We have some materials on the Watch Factory in our special collections. The guide to the Collection on Waltham Watches can be found here. An appointment is needed to view this collection; please contact the archivist.