About the Boston Public Library


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Strategic Planning: The BPL Compass

The BPL Compass is the Boston Public Library's strategic plan. It was approved in November 2011 and formally published in May 2012 after more than two years of community and staff input. Read about the principles, outcomes, and strategies contained in the plan via the Compass blog.

Finances & Budget

Board of Trustees

Lists of the current and past trustees, mission, charters, meeting minutes, and by-laws.

BPL by the Numbers

Find out more about the BPL today through facts and figures.

Senior Staff & Management

History & Description

Learn about the founders, legislation, and architects who made the BPL possible.

Hours & Directions

Holiday Observances

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