Boston Public Library

Local nameBoston Public Library
LocationBoston, USA

The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, founded in 1848. The Boston Public Library is also the Library for the Commonwealth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; all adult residents of the commonwealth are entitled to borrowing and research privileges, and the library receives state funding. The Boston Public Library contains approximately 24 million volumes, and electronic resources, making it the third-largest public library in the United States behind only the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. In fiscal year 2014, the library held over 10,000 programs, all free to the public, and lent 3.7 million materials.

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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour from 35 USD

Opening hours

Art and Architecture Tours:
Mon: 2:30 p.m.
Tue, Thu: 6 p.m.
Wed, Fri, Sat: 11 a.m.
Sun: 2 p.m.


You need a valid library card to access the reading rooms. However, the tours are provided free of charge.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +1 617 536 5400

Address Boylston Street 700, 02116 Boston, MA

Coordinates 42°20'57.487" N -71°4'41.995" E

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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

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