Boston Public Library adds two new locations to BPL To Go program

Starting on July 27th patrons will be able to pick up items from the Faneuil and North End Branches

BOSTON – Tuesday, July 21, 2020 –The Boston Public Library today announced that it is extending the BPL To Go program to two additional library branches. As of July 27th, patrons will be able to pick up books, DVDs, and CDs at the Faneuil and North End branches, in addition to the branches that have already opened, including the Brighton, CharlestownCodman Square, ConnollyEast Boston, Egleston Square, Fields Corner, Grove HallHonan-AllstonJamaica PlainLower MillsMattapan, Parker HillSouth BostonSouth EndWest End, and West Roxbury branches, and the Central Library in Copley Square 

With BPL To Go, library card and e-card holders can “order” books, DVDs, and CDs by placing holds via:; the new BPL To Go iPhone app; or phone at 617-536-5400. Patrons will be able to safely pick up their items — much like picking up takeout from a restaurant — and return items using designated bins. Once returned, items will be quarantined for four days before returning to the shelves. All patrons will be required to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing at all times 

Patrons will be notified when their items are ready for pickup, and items will remain on the holds shelf for 14 days from the date they are notified. If the hold pickup location is the Central Library, patrons may go to that location for pickup anytime during these hours: Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (except holidays). If the hold pickup location is a branch library, the notification will include a link for patrons to schedule a specific pickup time. 

  • WHAT: BPL To Go will be available at two additional branches, allowing patrons to place holds and pick up books, CDs, and DVDs.   
  • WHEN: Starting on July 27, 2020 
  • WHEREFaneuil and North End branches, in addition to the branches that have already opened, including the Brighton, Charlestown, Codman Square, Connolly, East Boston, Egleston Square, Fields Corner, Grove Hall, Honan-Allston, Jamaica Plain, Lower Mills, Mattapan, Parker Hill, South Boston, South End, West End, and West Roxbury branches, and the Central Library in Copley Square 
  • WHO: All library card and e-card holders 

Patrons can now also use the “Printing to Go” service, which allows patrons to upload documents by filling out a form at, and pick up their print jobs at the Central Library in Copley Square. 

Currently, other physical services are not available, but BPL continues to offer a wide range of digital events and online resourcesAdditional information about BPL To Go can be found here.