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Boston Public Library -Central Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA
(617) 536-5400
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Boston Public Library -Central Library  

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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.


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8/27/2018
oldest public library in US
Beautiful architecture inside and out. Go to the courtyard in the center, you'll forget you are in the city. The WGBH studio is fun to watch while you are there. Great higher ed help center, must...
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8/27/2018
Great library, busy place
The Boston Public Library is, first of all, a great library. If you're not in Boston, you can get access to its extensive digital resources with an e-library card. But it's more than that. The...
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8/27/2018
Beautiful library right in the middle of it all!
The Boston Public Library should be a stop on any tourists visit (or locals if you haven't been in a bit). The library has a beautiful reading room that is Insta worthy and the courtyard is just...
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