COVID-19 UPDATE

At this point, there are few people who have not been impacted in some way by the COVID-19 virus. Here at the Boston Public Library, we are doing everything in our power to continue to bring you important services. All locations closed All BPL locations are closed until further notice. All online services will remain…
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Access Library Services From Home

While our locations remain closed, we still have many library services available to you from home. Streaming and Downloadable Collections You don't need to visit the library to find something good to read, watch or listen to. We have large collections of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, and TV series for you to enjoy on…
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Boston Public Library Launches New Winter Concert Series

BOSTON, January 18, 2020—Boston Public Library is launching a new counterpart to its Summer Concerts in the Courtyard. Beginning today, Saturday, January 18, the free Winter Concert Series features acoustic performances by accomplished students from Berklee College of Music. Their styles range from jazz and pop to soul and bluegrass; their instruments from violin and reeds to…
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Boston Public Library Reaches Goal of Reading One Million Minutes

Boston Public Library announced today that Boston readers read 1.75 million minutes so far this summer, surpassing the citywide goal of inviting Bostonians of all ages to read a collective one million minutes from June through August.  “Bostonians’ love of reading is evident, and we are thrilled that so many patrons are sharing their favorite…
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Arts Department Temporary Closure

The Arts Department will be closed to in-person public service for approximately 3 months while staff prepare collections that will be impacted by the upcoming renovation to Special Collections spaces at the Central Library. Arts collections will be available to request in the online catalog Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. Information about how to request Arts…
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