Worcester Public Library

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Worcester Public Library
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Worcester Public Library, 2014
Country United States
Type Public library
Established 1859
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′37″N 71°48′01″W / 42.2604°N 71.8004°W / 42.2604; -71.8004Coordinates: 42°15′37″N 71°48′01″W / 42.2604°N 71.8004°W / 42.2604; -71.8004
Website Worcester Public Library

Worcester Public Library is a public library in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1859 when local resident John Green donated his personal library to the city for public use. In 2004, the Worcester Library Foundation was established to raise funds and promote the library.[1] In fiscal year 2009, the city of Worcester spent 1.14% ($ 4,817,006) of its budget on the library—some $26 per person.[2]

Subscription databases[edit]

As of 2012, the Worcester Public Library purchases for its patrons access to databases owned by the following companies:[3]

External links[edit]

Worcester Public Library, 19th century


  1. ^ Worcester Library Foundation aims to preserve rare books August 14, 2006, Worcester Telegram and Gazette
  2. ^ July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009; cf. Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (2011). "FY 2009 Municipal Pie Report". Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  3. ^ Worcester Public Library (30 April 2012). "Online Databases". Retrieved 14 May 2012.