The Arts

Closure Notice: The Arts special collections 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 windowopens a new window. We look forward to welcoming researchers back into these newly renovated spaces in late 2021.

Reference questions related to special collections held in the Arts Department can be directed to arts@bpl.org. Many items from the department have been digitized and are available to view and download from Internet Archive and Digital Commonwealth.
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