Explore Special Collections

Explore the Boston Public Library's vast holdings of rare books, manuscripts, prints, fine arts, music, maps, photographs, and much more in person and online through digital collections, gallery exhibitions, and blog posts created by special collections staff.

Current Exhibitions Visit free gallery exhibitions, presented on a wide-ranging variety of subjects featuring the library's special collections

Special Collections Blog Hear from librarians, curators, and conservators as they share stories of their work with the collections, describe available resources, and reveal unexpected finds and hidden treasures

To search the library's special collections, visit the Collections page or use the Special Collections Search Tools at right.

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