Tel: (781) 848-0405 ext. 4417
Fax: (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 online computer services. Current magazines and newspapers, with the exception of business publications, which are held on the Lower Level, are located on the Main Level in the Periodicals Room. Back issues of magazines and newspapers are available in the Reference Periodicals Storage area. Older issues of Braintree newspapers, dating back to 1881, are available on microfilm.


Reference services include:

  • Public internet access
  • Public scanner
  • Wireless internet access
  • Museum passes
  • Study areas
  • Business and investment information
  • Photocopier for public use
  • Public FAX machine
  • Consumer information
  • Nonfiction books and DVDs
  • Local telephone directories
  • Braintree municipal documents
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Online databases
  • Internet searching