The local history department is available on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Settled in 1629 as Mystic Side, Malden is rich in local and family history. The Malden Public Library houses the local history and the family histories in the renovated Converse Memorial Building with other special collections. Anyone wishing to research their genealogy or some other subject relating to Malden are welcomed to visit the library on Mondays 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. To conserve and protect these critical collections the Library requires you to register at the circulation desk. Anyone desiring access to the local history collection must provide acceptable identification and register for a special users card at the Circulation Desk. We also strongly recommend the use of pencils; the use of ball point pen is not permitted.
Library patrons in the Converse Memorial Building are reminded that local history and genealogical materials do not leave the Library. Microfilm prints from newspapers may be made; photocopying is not possible for yearbooks, city directories, poll books and damaged or fragile books. Please check with the librarian before attempting to photocopy.
For more information, please contact the library at (781) 324-0218 or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The librarian will try to respond to all telephone and written requests within 2 weeks.