Department Hours

Central Library departments with different hours:


The Arts

The Arts Department is currently closed to in-person public service. Reference questions related to fine arts, architecture, music, and the performing arts can by answered by Research Services in person on the second floor of the Central Library, via email at ask@bpl.org, or using this web form.

ASA Education & Career Planning Center

Hours:

Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed 

Contact

Email: ECPCenters@asa.org

Phone: 617.536.0200

Children's Library

Monday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Contact

Phone: 617.536.5400

Email: ask@bpl.org

Teen Central

Monday 12 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact

Phone: 617.536.5400

Email: teencentral@bpl.org

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Hours

Monday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m

Contact

Phone: 617.536.5400

Email: ask@bpl.org

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Hours

Monday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Visit their website to get the most up-to-date information about closures or hours changes.

Contact

Phone: 617.859.2387

Email: info@leventhalmap.org

Rare Books & Manuscripts

Hours

In-person public service in the Rare Books & Manuscripts Department is currently suspended for a major renovation project. Current projections indicate that the department will remain closed through 2020.

Contact

Phone: 617.536.5400

Email: rare_books@bpl.org

Prints & Photographs

Hours

In-person public service in the Print Department is currently suspended in order to complete an inventory of the entire print and photographs collection. 

Contact

Phone: 617.859-2280

Email: prints@bpl.org