The BPL app is no longer available; please access our mobile-friendly website from your device for the same features. View more information here.

Boston Public Library Homepage

Homepage Banners

Featured Content

Recommended / Feedback

Website Feedback Survey Website Feedback Survey

Please help us improve the website by providing feedback
Please help us improve the website by providing feedback
Learn / Video Tour

Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org

Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun.
Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun.
Recommended / for Kids

ReadBoston StoryMobile ReadBoston StoryMobile

Jul 20th | 10:00am - 11:30am
The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits 11 Boston Public Library locations once a week for 4 weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling…
The ReadBoston StoryMobile visits 11 Boston Public Library locations once a week for 4 weeks this summer to provide fun storytelling…
Learn / Cooking

Cooking with Miss Debbie Cooking with Miss Debbie

Jul 19th | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Something is cooking at the Library and teens are welcome to join Miss Debbie from Kidz Cooking to create delicious treats.  This is a…
Something is cooking at the Library and teens are welcome to join Miss Debbie from Kidz Cooking to create delicious treats.  This is a…
Learn / about Tarot Cards

Teen Central Tarot Teen Central Tarot

Jul 19th | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us in Teen Central as we explore the self and our future via the Tarot with Jenn M.! We'll be discussing the different cards and…
Join us in Teen Central as we explore the self and our future via the Tarot with Jenn M.! We'll be discussing the different cards and…
Connect / with Leslie Jones' Photography

Leslie Jones Photography Collection Leslie Jones Photography Collection

By JakeS
The Leslie Jones Collection is one of the crown jewels of Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library. Jones was a press…
The Leslie Jones Collection is one of the crown jewels of Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library. Jones was a press…
Connect / with Books for National Family Reunion Month

Family Matters: Sagas and Dramas Family Matters: Sagas and Dramas

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
Celebrate National Family Reunion Month with this list of epic, multigenerational family sagas and sordid dramas! These books let you peek…
Celebrate National Family Reunion Month with this list of epic, multigenerational family sagas and sordid dramas! These books let you peek…
Recommended / Staff Pick

Station Eleven

After a deadly flu wipes out most of humanity, this compelling tale takes you though the lives of some of the survivors, who now live in a… More
recommended by dhbhagat
Connect / eBooks, Audiobooks, Streaming & More Items

Downloadable Media Downloadable Media

Looking for eBooks, audiobooks, or streaming materials? Use any one of our downloadable media online resources to check these items out!
Looking for eBooks, audiobooks, or streaming materials? Use any one of our downloadable media online resources to check these items out!
Learn / about the American Anti-Slavery Almanac

The American Anti-Slavery Almanac The American Anti-Slavery Almanac

By JakeS
When transcribing letters from the Anti-Slavery Manuscripts project, you may come across letters in which important figures, such as Lydia…
When transcribing letters from the Anti-Slavery Manuscripts project, you may come across letters in which important figures, such as Lydia…
Learn / Exhibition

Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Open... Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Open...

Boston boasts some of the nation’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds…
Boston boasts some of the nation’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds…
Connect / with Summer Reading

Trending eBooks & audiobooks for Teens Trending eBooks & audiobooks for Teens

Get started with summer reading by browsing our eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive. Don't forget to update your progress at bpl.org/summer!
Get started with summer reading by browsing our eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive. Don't forget to update your progress at bpl.org/summer!
Connect / Postcards

View our Travel Postcard Collection View our Travel Postcard Collection

The Tichnor Brothers Collection contains approximately 25,000 office proofs of postcards of the United States published by the Boston firm…
The Tichnor Brothers Collection contains approximately 25,000 office proofs of postcards of the United States published by the Boston firm…
Recommended / OverDrive Beach Reads

Fun in the Sun: Beach Reads for Summer Fun in the Sun: Beach Reads for Summer

Fill your device of choice with one of these novels perfect to pair with sunny days, warm beaches, and cool refreshments. Don't forget to…
Fill your device of choice with one of these novels perfect to pair with sunny days, warm beaches, and cool refreshments. Don't forget to…
Recommended / Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

Outside with the Kids! Outside with the Kids!

By KatieD
Now that summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, we start to think about taking them outside for summer fun and to explore…
Now that summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, we start to think about taking them outside for summer fun and to explore…
Recommended / Poll
Back to Top