Research Library FAQ
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library. For additional information, call the Library at 617-972-7251 or email HayesLibrary@Perkins.org.
What is the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library?
The Samuel P. Hayes Research Library houses a large collection of materials on the nonmedical aspects of blindness and deafblindness. The collection includes items of interest to professionals involved in the education of students who are blind and/or visually impaired. The collection is also an excellent resource for students preparing for careers in the fields of blindness and deafblindness. Additionally, the library houses extensive historical materials of interest to researchers and students of history.
Who can use the Library?
The library is open on to anyone interested in the fields of blindness and deafblindness.
Where is the Library located?
The Library is located on the main floor in the Howe Building straight through the museum area and then left at the hallway and across from the Perkins business office.
When is the Library open?
The library is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 am to 4:15 pm. Please call ahead to make sure there will be staff available to assist you: (617) 972-7250.
What materials are available through the Library?
Visitors are welcome to come to the library to do reading and research, but the materials do not circulate. Users may make photocopies for personal use within the limits of the copyright law.
How much does Library service cost?
Library services are free. A per page fee will be assessed for extensive copying of documents.
What other services does the Library offer?
A research librarian is available to assist patrons with questions and research needs. Bibliographies are available in frequently requested subject areas. Resource packets on specific topics are also available to be downloaded.
Can I access the Library through the Internet?
Who was Samuel P. Hayes?
Samuel Perkins Hayes was a Perkins psychologist who pioneered psychological testing of students who are blind.