Melrose Public Library

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Melrose Public Library
MelroseMA PublicLibrary.jpg
Melrose Public Library is located in Massachusetts
Melrose Public Library
Melrose Public Library is located in the US
Melrose Public Library
Location Melrose, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°27′33″N 71°4′2″W / 42.45917°N 71.06722°W / 42.45917; -71.06722Coordinates: 42°27′33″N 71°4′2″W / 42.45917°N 71.06722°W / 42.45917; -71.06722
Built 1904
Architect Varney,Penn; Tufts,George M.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 88000909[1]
Added to NRHP June 23, 1988

The Melrose Public Library is a historic library at 69 W. Emerson Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. The original T-shaped building was built in 1904, and is a two story Colonial Revival structure faced in brick with limestone trim. It was built with funds contributed by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to a design by Lynn architect Penn Varney, and features stained glass windows by Wilbur H. Burnham. A modern single story addition was added in 1963 to the rear and left side of the building.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The Library is a member of the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) consortium.[3]

Resource collections[edit]

  • General (fiction, nonfiction, reference materials, serials, etc.)
  • Children's library
  • Teen Zone
  • Digital library
  • Seed library

Other services[edit]

  • Computer stations
  • Wi-fi
  • Printing
  • Museum passes
  • Room reservations for non-profit, educational, civic, or cultural groups

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Melrose Public Library". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ "NOBLE Web  » About NOBLE". Retrieved 2017-04-26. 

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