Boston Public Library
Government Information

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

Boston Public Library Documents (1852-1998)

Visit other areas of the BPL website for current information: online resources (including social media), current press releases, and the Trustees of the Boston Public Library.

Annual Reports

Boston Public Library 1848-1998: Our 150th Anniversary (technically not an annual report, but the last report published)

Proceedings of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library

Records of the Corporation

Corporation Minutes

Administrative Minutes

Index to the Trustees Records- there is no date range stated in this set, but it begins in 1852.

The Question Mark

This was a publication of the Boston Public Library Staff Association.  This was not a collective bargaining organization, but it could be seen as a predecessor of the Professional Staff Association and AFSCME Local 1526 currently active in the library.

Handbooks of Art and Architecture of the Boston Public Library

Miscellaneous Titles