The Board of Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library would like to thank you for your interest in the Haverhill Public Library Special Collections.

Special Collections is currently undergoing a restructuring and reorganization process to bring our policies and practices up to current archival standards in order to better serve researchers and to insure the longevity of our collection. Special Collections has remained open to the public during this process in order to make sure that the materials are accessible to researchers.

If you are considering donating an item to Special Collections you must discuss this donation with a staff member and complete our donation form. Staff of the Haverhill Public Library will assess this donation and may choose to return said donation to you, depending on the donation’s relevance to the current collection, the donation’s physical condition, or any other reasonable cause as determined by the Library Director and Board of Trustees.

Special Collections is limited in physical space, staffing, preservation ability, and scope. Due to these limitations, we are not able to accept many items and collections that are donated. We accept paper based items such as books, diaries, photographs, and collections of letters and other papers. Objects should be donated to other organizations. We no longer accept wholesale donations from outside clubs and organizations unless directly related to our core mission. Any materials donated will be available to the general public.

Thank you for your continued support of Special Collections during this time of growth and development.