Archives

Closure Notice: Archives 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.

Reference questions related to archives can be directed to archives@bpl.org.

An ever-increasing percentage of the collections has also been digitized and made freely available online. Patrons may visit the Internet Archive and Digital Commonwealth to view a portion of the Library’s special collections online. Information about individual collections can also be found on the Special Collections A-Z page. Please note that we are not able to fulfill custom digitization requests.

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