Welcome to Boston

Welcome to Boston

Boston Public Library (BPL) welcomes you to the beautiful city of Boston! Whether you've relocated from abroad, moved to Massachusetts from another state, or transitioned within the state, we trust you will find value in the Library.

BPL comprises 26 locations including the Central Library situated in Copley Square and our beloved neighborhood branch libraries. We offer an array of free in-person and online learning opportunities, resources, and events.

The Library is a Department of the City of Boston. For more resources and information, we encourage you to explore the services provided by the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA). You can also subscribe to receive the City of Boston's newsletters to stay updated on community activities and developments.

If you have any questions, please email us at ask@bpl.org.

Getting Started

Your Library Card

Your library card is your passport to technology, literacy, fluency, community, and so much more.

Subscribe to BPL Newsletters

Keep up to date with the latest reading recommendations, events, and news from the Boston Public Library with our newsletters!

Community Learning Center

The Community Learning Center can help with citizenship, immigration, English classes, adult education, technology, job success, and more.

Citizenship & Immigration Guide

Find citizenship exam materials, legal services referrals and learn about upcoming information sessions.

Download our BPL to Go App

Language Learning

Boston Public Library's World Language Collections

The world language collections may include books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers for adults, children, and teens.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the BPL

The Boston Public Library is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Visit our EDI webpage to learn more.
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