The Ayer Library was incorporated by an act of the Legislature on January 16, 1894. The new addition was added to the library in 1997.
The library boasts a large and unique military collection. Many of these books are only owned by us and no other library in the area has them. Military books can be checked out at the discretion of the staff, and they may also be viewed within the library. The library also has a number of military photographs, as well as a wealth of information on the Grand Army of the Republic of which many members were from the surrounding areas.
The Ayer Library holds a variety of historical collections that describe the history of Ayer and Devens. The library possesses many photographs, maps, and documents. There is also an extensive genealogy collection. We have vital records, yearbooks, and town reports, as well as every issue of the Ayer Public Spirit starting in 1869. Any donations of historical Ayer school yearbooks are greatly appreciated.
All items may be viewed by appointment and at the discretion of the staff. For more information please refer to our Historical Room Policy.