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Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street

Within its collection of 23 million items, the library boasts a wealth of rare books and manuscripts, maps, musical scores and prints. Among its large collections, the BPL holds several first edition folios by William Shakespeare, original music scores from Mozart to Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf;" and, in its rare book collection, the personal library of John Adams. Throughout the year, the Boston Public Library hosts exhibitions that offer the public an opportunity to view books and documents usually available only to research scholars.                                                            

Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content. Last year, 3.7 million people visited the Boston Public Library system, many in pursuit of research material, others looking for an afternoon's reading or the use of the computer or to attend a class, still others for the magnificent and unique art and architecture of many library locations. There were 7.9 million visits to the library's website and 3.7 million books and audiovisual items borrowed or downloaded.


hawra alnabi

Saturday, April 28, 2018
I’m a bookworm and I visit every big library on my trips. When visiting Boston I had to stop at this library. It has two sides; the older side and the newer side. I absolutely love the older side with its old architecture and beautiful wall art. The court yard is so beautiful. I personally would not be able to do much studying there with all the visitors; but if you’re like me and love books you must visit this place.

Megan Damiani

Monday, May 7, 2018
Beautiful library and one of my parts about visiting Boston. However, with all the history associated with the library, it would have been nice to get some information on the paintings and murals. We walked around and just had to guess at what the history was behind the art. At this point, it's practically a museum with its beauty and art--should supplement the tourism with helpful, historic information throughout library.

wafaa nour

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Love this place. I opened an account and I can get any book in any format. مكان هادي واغلب الكتب موجوده للاستعاره وحتى كتب الكترونية بس افتح حساب معاهم وبدون مقابل.

Jessica Brouillette

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Gorgeous art and marble work. Absolutely picture worthy. Check out the new wing as well.

Smriti Singh

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Great place to spend some time with a book or just do your work. It is huge, have 2 good cafes inside to give you a continuous dose of caffeine (if required). Great collection of books, i traversed through the history and religion section and was amazed. Along with it there are some very nice paintings and murals. If you want to take a stroll you can cover the place easily in less than an hour.

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