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WHDH Local News from the 1960s

BPL McKim Building Construction Photos

Charlestown Newspapers,1851-1920

Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts

Photographs of New Bedford, 1964-1965

American Revolution Gravestone Rubbings

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Boston Public Library Seed Library Initiative

You can pick up a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds today at a participating BPL Branch!

BPL World Language Collections

For Kids

Find content for kids of all ages. The Boston Public Library has many resources, events, and much much more.

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For Teens

Find content for teens of all ages. The Public Library has many resources, events and much much more.

Teens Carousal

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department facilitates discovery and fosters public engagement with rare, distinctive, and culturally significant materials held by Boston Public Library.

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Research

Research Services staff can assist you with finding collections for your use, whether for the casual learner, for formal education support, or for scholarly research.

Research Carousal

Business & Career Success

BPL offers many resources and events for job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, makers, and more.

Business & Career Success Carousal

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Departments at the BPL

Research Services

Research Services

Research Services staff can assist you with finding collections for your use, for formal education support, scholarly research, and more.

Special Collections

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department fosters public engagement with rare, distinctive, and culturally significant materials held by BPL.

Community Learning Center

Community Learning Center

The Community Learning Center can help with citizenship, immigration, English classes, adult education, technology, job success, and more.

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)

KBLIC invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to its space.

Kids

Kids

Get homework help assistance in multiple languages at over half of our locations and online, join the Future Readers Club, and more!

Teens

Teens

We have events, online resources, spaces across our BPL locations, and more specifically for teens.

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