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Boston Public Library Fund

Engraved over the entrance to the Central Library in Copley Square are the words “Free to All.” We take seriously this mission to provide education and enrichment free to all through our collections, services, programs, and spaces.

Donate NowGifts to the Boston Public Library Fund helps bring our collections to life through high-impact programs in areas like author talks, children’s literacy, teen tech, job skills, senior activities, and much, much more. It also supports investments in cutting edge technology for our patrons to use, and the preservation and digitization of our extensive, museum quality collections.

Last year (2018) alone, the Library circulated more than 5 million objects, offered more than 1.6 million book and audiobook downloads, and provided 13,000 educational programs. Your support helps us continue this important work.

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The Citywide Friends of the Boston Public Library were founded to promote public awareness of the entire Boston Public Library system and its resources, to further appreciation of the value of the Library as a cultural and educational asset, to support and link the activities of the Friends groups at the BPL’s branches, and to encourage volunteers to assist the Library.

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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and other items of literary, historic and cultural significance. As an independent nonprofit organization, the Associates makes grants to ensure the continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their conservation, cataloging, digitization, and exhibition.

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