On Friday, November 15, all branch libraries will close at 12 p.m. and the Central Library will close at 1 p.m. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 16.

Private Event Rental

Private Event Rental

The Boston Public Library offers one of the most unique and historic event venues in the city. Ornately designed spaces in a variety of sizes offer groups the ideal setting for their holiday parties, corporate conferences, weddings, and more.

The Special Events staff looks forward to helping you plan your event. Contact us for more information, date availability, or to arrange a site visit. Please note, dates are not confirmed until a signed contract and deposit have been received.

McKim Building Event Spaces

Johnson Building Event Spaces

Birdseye Video

Birdseye View of the BPL

Enjoy this unique perspective of the historic Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The ideal location to host your next special event.

Online Brochure

Browse Our Online Brochure

Browse our online brochure for catered events at the Boston Public Library.

Interactive Map

Explore the Central Library Interactive Map

Explore the Central Library event spaces with an interactive map.

Virtual Tour of Event Spaces

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Event Spaces

To navigate from the Rooms panel, click and hold while dragging your mouse up or down for the full list of spaces.

Contact Us

Boston Public Library Special Events Office Contact Information: 617.859.2212 or events@bpl.org

TCA BPL The Catered Affair for the Boston Public Library

Please contact The Catered Affair for your catering needs. They also operate the Boston Public Library's Newsfeed CafeMap Room Tea Lounge and Courtyard Tea Room. Please call 617.859.2282for more information.

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