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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

If You Can’t Look at a Photo, Look Into the Person Behind It

Working with the Boston Public Library’s extensive photographic collections from home is like solving a murder with just the chalk outline.

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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Disinformation, Misinformation & Media Literacy

Learn how to identify false or misleading information online and stop its rapid spread.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Online Resources Just For Kids

View our Online Resources specifically for kids. Resources range from language learning, test preparation and skill building excercises.

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