Use the following form to submit a question that can be answered with a brief, factual answer. We are not able to do detailed research via email, but we can make suggestions of resources.
Please note you can search the Library Catalog online for specific authors, titles, and subjects, and reserve a book.
We will limit each submission to 3 questions or requests for obituaries.
If you are requesting an obituary: You must provide the name of the deceased, the town in which he or she lived or died, and the exact date of the death (month, day and year).
Due to the high number of requests and the cost of supporting this service, a voluntary donation of $5.00 per inquiry search is suggested, unless you are a Massachusetts resident. Once you have received the information you requested, you may send a check payable to the Worcester Public Library Foundation.
A response will be made as soon as possible. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, assume we are having difficulty replying to your message. Please check for errors in your email address and resend your request. Requests from Massachusetts residents will be given priority. Your email requests, as with all reference questions, will be treated with strict confidentiality. If you need immediate assistance, contact the Telephone Information Service at 508 799-1655.
Please observe the following guidelines for this form:
1. Fill out all parts of the form completely and include an e-mail address.
2. Explain your question as precisely as possible.
3. Tell us where and what sources you have already checked for information.