Central Library Projects

McKim Programming Study

In FY20 a programming study will begin to reimagine the non-renovated floors of the McKim Building at the Central Library in Copley Square. The study will also focus on the Dartmouth Street plaza and entrance, including accessibility improvements.

Rare Books Renovation Project

The Rare Books & Manuscripts Department is currently closed for renovations. The renovation focuses on improving the environmental and mechanical systems to better regulate temperature and humidity within the collection storage areas, staff spaces, conservation lab, and public reading room. This project is a collaboration between the Boston Public Library and the Public Facilities Department, under the leadership of Mayor Kim Janey, and the firm Finegold Alexander Architects. Learn more about the renovation and project highlights here.

Johnson Roof Project

In FY20, construction will continue on replacing the roof of the Johnson Building at the Central Library in Copley Square.