Explore the Boston Public Library’s extensive digital collections using four new Digital Stacks. Maps, photographs, prints, and travel posters are just a few of the kinds of items that can be viewed through this interactive exploratory tool.
Meant to be used for discovery rather than as a reference tool, the digital content is sourced from the BPL’s collections on DigitalCommonwealth.org, which provides public access to the resources of cultural heritage organizations throughout Massachusetts. Users can search through the 150,000+ items in the Digital Stacks by creator, color, location, and subject. For example, a patron can zoom in on the town where he or she was born and find all the items in BPL’s collections that are geolocated to that place; they can then save the items to DigitalCommonwealth.org and access them later. New content is digitized and added to the Digital Stacks on a continuous basis, part of the BPL’s commitment to improving public access to special collections.
Located on either side of the Johnson building’s DeFerrari Hall, the Digital Stacks were designed by the Cambridge-based Small Design Firm.