Boston Public Library
What Can Be Checked Out
Borrowing and Circulating Information


Central Library

Fiction books: Children's, Teen and Adult
Non-fiction books: Children's, Teen and Adult
Music Cassettes
Music CDs
Videos and DVDs
Books on audio-tape and CD
Literacy material



Research Library
(McKim Building)

The Research Library does not circulate (check out) any material for use outside of the building.


Neighborhood Branches

Neighborhood branch collections vary. If a location does not have the material you are looking for, please see a librarian for assistance in requesting them, or use the online catalog to place items on reserve.

Fiction books: Children's, Teen and Adult
Non-fiction books: Children's, Teen and Adult
Music Cassettes
Music CDs
Videos and DVDs
Books on audio-tape
Literacy material
Magazines