Samuel P. Hayes Research Library Perkins School for the Blind

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Contact Information

Perkins School for the Blind
Contact: Jennifer Arnott, Research Librarian
Email Address:
Phone: 617 972-7250
Alternate Phone: 617-972-7541
Fax: 617 972-7271

175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472-2790
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Samuel P. Hayes Research Library


The mission of the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library is to maintain a comprehensive collection, both current and historical, on the nonmedical aspects of visual impairment, blindness, deafblindness, and multiple disabilities which include visual impairment. The Research Library collects books, journals, articles, dissertations, conference reports, DVDs, internet-based information, pamphlets, and clippings, all of which are cataloged in the library's in-house database. The Research Library is open to the public, although its materials circulate only to staff of the Perkins School for the Blind. The Research Library provides telephone reference and limited research assistance at no charge. Some material may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Service Types

  • Disability Awareness

Program Type

  • Education
  • Information/Referral

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • DeafBlind
  • Multiple Disability
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service