HISTORY 4/22/10The library was founded in 1848 by an act of the Massachusetts legislature and first opened in 1854 in a former schoolhouse located on Mason Street. It moved here to its current building in 1895.
Boston Public Library
700 Boyleston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Boston Public Library 7/11/11If you live in the state of Massachusetts, you can have a Boston Public Library card. Why not stop in today to sign up?
Boston Public Library 8/16/11Bates Hall is named for the Library’s first great benefactor - Joshua Bates (1788-1864). It is 218 long, 42 feet wide, and 50 feet high, to the crown of its barrel vaulted ceiling.
Boston Public Library 7/11/11Free art & architecture tours are offered at the Central Library in Copley Square four times each week. They last about an hour.
Anna L.5/13/10Go to the fountain open area in the library and check out the marble sculptures and the art galleries in the library.