Central Library Projects

Central Library Projects

McKim Programming Study

In 2021 BPL completed a master plan documenting ideas for the non-renovated floors of the McKim Building at the Central Library in Copley Square. The study also focused on the Dartmouth Street plaza and entrance, including accessibility improvements.

Learn more about the master planning study with the intention to restore, renovate, and reimagine portions of the Central Library’s McKim Building.

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 Michelle Wu, and the firm Finegold Alexander Architects. Learn more about the renovation and project highlights here.

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