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Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree MA 02184, Phone 781-848-0405
Library Services: Reference

Reference Area of LibraryReference Department
Telephone Number: (781) 848-0405 ext. 4417
Fax Number: (781) 356-5447

The Reference Department of the Thayer Public Library is organized to help you find specific, factual information on any topic that you may need. Whether a business address or critical review, the book value of a used car or the author of an obscure opera, a professional librarian is always available to assist you.

The information available through this department is in the form of books, microfilm, and on-line computer services. Current magazines and newspapers, with the exception of business publications, are located in the Main Level's Periodicals Section.  Magazines and newspapers from the past year are available in Reference Periodicals Storage while older issues of selected titles - including Braintree newspapers - are on microform.

Reference services include:

  • Public Internet Access (with a valid OCLN Library Card in good standing)
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Museum Passes
  • Study areas
  • Photocopier for public use
  • Public FAX machine
  • Business and investment information
  • Consumer information
  • Nonfiction books and DVDs
  • Braintree municipal documents
  • Local telephone directories
  • Inter-Library loan
  • Online Databases 
  • Internet Searching