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Most Boston Public Library locations are available during limited hours for patrons to pick up items on hold. Patrons are also able to use computers at the Central Library, but are limited to eight reserved slots and five walk ups per timeslot.
Most Boston Public Library locations are available during limited hours for patrons to pick up items on hold. Patrons are also able to use computers at the Central Library, but are limited to six reserved slots and four walk ups per timeslot.

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Our Racial Equity Commitment & Action Plan

Exterior of entrance to the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library (Dartmouth Street Entrance). The image shows a bust of Minerva (Roman god of knowledge). Above it, inscribed in stone are the words, "Free to All"
Exterior of entrance to the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library (Dartmouth Street Entrance). The image shows a bust of Minerva (Roman god of knowledge). Above it, inscribed in stone are the words, "Free to All"
Learn about the BPL's statement & action plan in response to systemic racism, inequity & injustice & to becoming an anti-racist organization
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OUR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Cataloging BPL Manuscripts From Home

Since March, a small team of BPL Special Collections Department staff have labored to make more of the library's manuscripts findable online

RECOMMENDED READING

Boston Book Festival 2020

The 2020 Boston Book Festival will be held online, from 10/5 -10/25. Check out these reads from some of the authors who will be presenting.

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RBG & Dissents: What's a Dissent?

In the wake of Justice Ginsburg's death we examine one of her legacies: dissents. What the heck is a dissent anyway?

ONLINE RESOURCES

Guide to Housing, Health, Hunger & Help

This guide contains information to help people who are housing and food insecure. If you need assistance ask a library staff member to help.

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