Department Hours

Central Library departments with different hours:


The Arts

These collections are currently closed to in-person research due to the renovation of the Special Collections Reading Room as part of the Rare Books Renovation Project. You can learn more about this major renovation and the important improvements being made to collection and public spaces hereopens a new window, opens a new window. We look forward to welcoming researchers back into these newly renovated spaces in late 2021.

Contact

Email: arts@bpl.org

MassEdCo

Hours:

Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Thursday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Sunday Appointments upon request

Contact

Email: bpierce@massedco.org

Phone: 617.536.0200

Web: https://www.massedco.org/locations/boston/boston-area-educational-opportunity-center

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

These collections are currently closed to in-person research due to the renovation of the Special Collections Reading Room as part of the Rare Books Renovation Project. You can learn more about this major renovation and the important improvements being made to collection and public spaces hereopens a new window, opens a new window. We look forward to welcoming researchers back into these newly renovated spaces in late 2021.

Contact

Email: rare_books@bpl.org