Reference services are available during all library hours and are provided by professional reference librarians. For more information, call 978-369-4898 and ask for the Reference Desk, or email

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  • Reference questions answered
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Research assistance
  • At any time, stop by the reference desk for one-on-one tutoring with a librarian on how to use the library catalog or other library resources both online and in print.


  • Print and electronic resources including online databases
  • Investment and business resources
  • Consumer and medical information
  • Local history
  • College guides
  • Complete print collection of Carlisle Gazette and Mosquito
  • Selected Carlisle municipal resources
  • Current community information

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The Wilkins Notebooks and the History of the First Parish Church - now available in full online at the Internet Archive:
  • Read more about the Wilkins Notebooks.