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Adams Library photoThe Chelmsford Public Library consists of the Main library in Chelmsford Center and the Anna C. MacKay Branch Library in North Chelmsford. The Main Library opened a new 25,000 square foot addition on February 29th, 2000. The addition provided for handicapped accessibility, a large meeting room, a vibrant children's room, a teen area, and an improved reference and non-fiction area that houses over 40 computers with catalog and public Internet access.

The library has a collection of more than 140,000 items and includes books, periodicals, audio books, CDs, DVDs, videos and newspapers. We also offer a wide range of library programs for all ages and interests from the more traditional services of story time, reading groups, and author visits to computer workshops, concerts, star-gazing parties, and poetry slams.

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Quick Facts:
  • Adams Library founded: 1894 (read more about Amos Adams)
  • Original Adams Library size: 9,238 sq. ft.
  • New Main Library size: 29,610 sq. ft. (on 2.7 acres)
  • Total Holdings: 140,000+
  • Annual circulation: 600,000+

Library Affiliations
The Chelmsford Public Library is a member of the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC). The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is a 36 member automated network which provides members with a shared database, catalog, and access to numerous periodical databases, indexes, and electronic reference resources. MVLC is also one of the library's Internet Providers.

Library Online Tour
This tour was created in March and June of 2013. Click the white arrows on the bottom to "walk" through the library, and use the white circle in the top-left to look around. Click to view if tour is not showing below.

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