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Social Sciences Department, 2nd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2261

Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights)


In-Library Services

  • The largest patent collection in New England, including includes U. S. patents from 1790 to the present.
  • British patents  from 1617 to 1994. British patents are currently in storage and inaccessible, although many British patent drawings are available at the Central Library. It may take up to three days to retrieve drawings. Please call the Social Sciences Department at 617.859.2261 for information on availability of British patents and drawings.




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