Reference Resources

Help for Job-Seekers in Falmouth

Cape Cod’s One Stop Career Service

Commonwealth Employment Opportunities

Unemployment Resources from Massachusetts Libraries

Falmouth Workshop Calendar: Learn how to write resumes and cover letters, perfect your interviewing technique, and much more. Workshops are free!

Job & Career Accelerator: Explore different occupations and discover how you can prepare yourself for your dream career.

Job Hunting Resources from Massachusetts Libraries 

Job-Seeker Resources from 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.

Massachusetts JobQuest Job Bank

Finding Housing in Falmouth

Whether you are looking for permanent or seasonal housing in Falmouth, these resources will help.

Accessible Housing Registry from MassAccess

Equal Opportunity Homes for Sale

Falmouth Housing Authority

Craigslist Cape Cod Housing Listings

Housing Lottery from the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod

WHOI Community Housing

 Local History

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.

Primary Sources
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)

The Cape and South Shore Blue Book

The South Shore Blue Book

Bourne, Falmouth and Sandwich Directories, 1900 and 1903

Falmouth Enterprise, 1896 – present (online from 1896 – 1962)

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

Falmouth Survey of Old Houses

Log of a voyage on the ship Samar, 1876-1877

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Falmouth, 1901, 1906, 1914, 1923, Jan. 1930 – Sept. 1942

Secondary Sources
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

Ring Around the Punch Bowl: the story of the Beebe Woods in Falmouth on Cape Cod by George L. Moses

Other Special Collections

Genealogy Resources
Katharine Lee Bates Books
Robert C. Hunt Postcards

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