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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
Phone:
  (617)536-5400
Website(s):
  http://www.bpl.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections (617) 859-2141 lirmscher@bpl.org
Hours: By appointment only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: http://www.bpl.org/general/holidays.htm
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/
Services for the Disabled:
  http://www.bpl.org/central/access.htm
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Name: Collections of Distinction: Rare Books and Manuscripts I
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Sean Casey, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department (617) 859-2225 scasey@bpl.org
Collections Description: American Civil War 20th Massachusetts Regiment http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/20th-massachusetts-regiment/ Benton Collection of Book of Common Prayer http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/book-of-common-prayer/ Spanish and Portuguese Literature Collection http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/spanish-and-portuguese-literature/
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Directions: By subway: - Green Line to Copley Station. - Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. -------------- By car: - Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. - Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split; follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
Phone:
  (617)536-5400
Website(s):
  http://www.bpl.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections (617) 859-2141 lirmscher@bpl.org
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F, Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Closings: http://www.bpl.org/general/holidays.htm
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/
Services for the Disabled:
  http://www.bpl.org/central/access.htm
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Name: Collections of Distinction: Local and Family History
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Henry Scannell Research Services Department (617) 859-2018 hscannell@bpl.org
Collections Description: Irish History and Culture http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/irish-history/ Local and Family History http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/local-and-family-history/ Massachusetts Newspapers http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/massachusetts-newspapers/
Access: Library card required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Self-service copying Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Loans: Loans permitted for research only, except microformats Exceptions made at discretion of librarian
Directions: By subway: - Green Line to Copley Station. - Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. -------------- By car: - Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. - Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split; follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
Phone:
  (617)536-5400
Website(s):
  http://www.bpl.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections (617) 859-2141 lirmscher@bpl.org
Hours: By appointment only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: http://www.bpl.org/general/holidays.htm
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/
Services for the Disabled:
  http://www.bpl.org/central/access.htm
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Name: Collections of Distinction: John Adams Library
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Beth Prindle Special Collections Department (617) 859-2379 eprindle@bpl.org
Collections Description: http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/adams-library/
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  http://www.johnadamslibrary.org/search/
Directions: By subway: - Green Line to Copley Station. - Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. -------------- By car: - Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. - Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split; follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
Phone:
  (617)536-5400
Website(s):
  http://www.bpl.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections (617) 859-2141 lirmscher@bpl.org
Hours: By appointment only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: http://www.bpl.org/general/holidays.htm
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/
Services for the Disabled:
  http://www.bpl.org/central/access.htm
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Name: Collections of Distinction: Rare Books and Manuscripts II
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Kim Reynolds Rare Books and Manuscripts Department (617) 859-2225 kreynolds@bpl.org
Collections Description: Anti-Slavery Collection http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/anti-slavery/ Boston Theater Collection http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/boston-theater/ Mellen Chamberlain Collection of Autographs http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/autographs/ Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/sacco-vanzetti/
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  http://archon.bpl.org/
Directions: By subway: - Green Line to Copley Station. - Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. -------------- By car: - Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. - Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split; follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
Phone:
  (617)536-5400
Website(s):
  http://www.bpl.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections (617) 859-2141 lirmscher@bpl.org
Hours: By appointment only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: http://www.bpl.org/general/holidays.htm
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/
Services for the Disabled:
  http://www.bpl.org/central/access.htm
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Name: Collections of Distinction: Maps
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Ron Grim Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (617) 859-2375 rgrim@bpl.org
Collections Description: American Revolutionary War Era Maps http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/revolutionary-war-maps/ Boston and New England Maps Collection http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/boston-new-england-maps/ Maritime Charts and Atlases http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/maritime-charts-and-atlases/ Urban Maps Collection http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/urban-maps/
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  http://maps.bpl.org/view_collection
Directions: By subway: - Green Line to Copley Station. - Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. -------------- By car: - Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. - Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split; follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02116
Phone:
  (617)536-5400
Website(s):
  http://www.bpl.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections (617) 859-2141 lirmscher@bpl.org
Hours: By appointment only M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: http://www.bpl.org/general/holidays.htm
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://bpl.bibliocommons.com/
Services for the Disabled:
  http://www.bpl.org/central/access.htm
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Name: Collections of Distinction: Boston Artists
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Karen Shafts Print Department (617) 859-2280 kshafts@bpl.org
Collections Description: http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/boston-artists-2/
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  http://www.bpl.org/research/print/collections.htm
Directions: By subway: - Green Line to Copley Station. - Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. -------------- By car: - Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. - Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split; follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).