Your Guide to Falmouth
Job-Seekers in Falmouth
Job & Career Accelerator: Explore different occupations and discover how you can prepare yourself for your dream career.
Job-Seeker Resources from Lynda.com: Free access with your library card number & PIN. Search for “job” and find multiple lessons on marketing yourself, using LinkedIn, & interviewing techniques. You can also take courses on topics such as Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and much more.
Finding Housing in Falmouth
Whether you are looking for permanent or seasonal housing in Falmouth, these resources will help.
Local Links: Town Services
Falmouth Service Center: Since 1983, the Falmouth Service Center has worked hand in hand with the community to educate, support, and improve the quality of life of Upper Cape residents in need. Individuals, schools, organizations, and the faith community contribute not only financial donations but also food, clothing, and other necessary goods to the Falmouth Service Center.
The Local History Collection is one of Falmouth Public Library’s four special collections. Located in the Lemcke Reference Room and partially online, the collection contains a variety of materials to aid the researcher and casual reader interested in the history of Falmouth and Cape Cod. Highlights are listed below. A reference librarian would be happy to show you more.
Annual Town Reports, 1873- present (online from 1873 – 1962)
Atlas of Barnstable County, 1880 and 1910
Blue Books, 1908 – 1937 (various years) “Containing lists of the summer residents of the principal resorts along the South Shore … including the Falmouths [sic] …” (The South Shore Blue Book, 1908)
Boston Globe; on microfilm from January 1, 1980 -December 31, 2009, online from 1980 – present
Bourne, Falmouth and Sandwich Directories, 1900 and 1903
Cape Cod Standard Times, on microfilm from October 19, 1936 – September 1, 1975
Index to the “Mail Away Edition” of the Falmouth Enterprise, 1932 – 1944 & 1946 – 1985
An annual special edition of the newspaper focusing on “the personality and life of our people” (Falmouth Enterprise, May 11, 1956 p. 10) to mail away to visitors from off-Cape.
Falmouth High School yearbooks, 1931 to present (nearly complete set)
The Broadcaster (Jr. High)
Clipper Compact (Sr. High)
The Lawrencian (Sr. High)
Falmouth Street List, 1980 – present
Historical New York Times; on microfilm from September 1, 1851 – September 30, 2011, online from 1851-2014
Log of a voyage on the ship Samar, 1876-1877
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Falmouth, 1901, 1906, 1914, 1923, Jan. 1930 – Sept. 1942
The Book of Falmouth, a tricentennial celebration, 1686-1986, edited by Mary Lou Smith (1986)
History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, edited by Simeon L. Deyo (1890)
History of Cape Cod: the annals of Barnstable County, including the district of Mashpee by Frederick Freeman (1858-1862)
The Names of Cape Cod by Eugene Green, William Sachse and Brian McCauley
Other Special Collections
Katharine Lee Bates Books
Robert C. Hunt Postcards