Library Policies
Berlin History Room

Library Board policy as of February 14, 1990. Revised August 1999; January 10, 2001; December 10, 2008; June 8, 2022.

Policies > Berlin History Room
  1. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Local History room holds a special collection of materials, books, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings of Berlin people, businesses, and events. The Historical Name Index is an index of Kensington, Berlin, and East Berlin families. Due to the scarcity of information some names may be only a listing. There may be some entries taken from recent obituaries but most of the information is historical in nature.
  2. Additional resources are available at the Town Clerk’s office and the Berlin Historical Society.
  3. Covered drinks are allowed in the history room.
  4. Please examine only one item at a time and leave items on the table to be reshelved.
  5. Handle materials with care. These materials are old and fragile, and some items are unique.
  6. No items may be loaned out. All materials are kept in the room or used on library premises.
  7. Materials may be photocopied (for a fee) or scanned. Duplication does not constitute permission to publish. Copies are only allowed for individual research. All responsibility regarding copyright is assumed by the patron.
  8. The local history room is kept locked when not in use.


Use of the room

  1. Patrons must request permission to use the room from the library staff. The sign-in book is kept in the Local History room.
  2. Volunteer staff are available in the local history room on Tuesday mornings from 10-12. Other times can be made by appointment.