Boston Public LibraryCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: 700 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6175365400
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Cafe, Family And Kids, Architecture , Courtyard
Boston Public Library is a building with commendable architectural work and interesting artwork. The Public library is also home to murals, old books, high walls and more. You could enjoy a stroll in the library and admire the marvels of art while you get insights to the information behind them. The entrance of the library is exceptionally great and the vast courtyard and cafe make for lovely hangouts here. Make sure you visit to this hidden gem and get a suggested route to travel to this library by using Boston trip planner. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Boston itinerary 5 days.
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- Bus: Saint James Ave & Dartmouth St Bus Station
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63.33% of people who visit Boston include Boston Public Library in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
56.78% of people start their Boston Public Library visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boston Public Library
90.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boston Public Library
Nice library that with great architectural styles. Excellent place for reading, snapping a few cool pictures, a place for clearing your mind and just a nice spot to walk through if you are in the area. Be sure to see the main reading hall. It always looks great👌
Best free knowledge resource in Boston! Most staff are exceptionally helpful AND competent. Tech Central staff are incredibly patient, tolerant, and knowledgeable - truly a great team! And the WGBH News Cafe staff, led by Karen, are wonderful, engaging, polite, and helpful. This facility is a model of what contemporary libraries could be.
Not just a public library, if you happen to be in Boston, this place is worth a visit. Daily guided tours on Art & Architectural insights will provide you with a very interesting perspective of this place. Free to wander within the compounds of this Library, it also offers a peaceful & serene respite from the busy streets outside.
I absolutely lived this library. When you walk in, there is this modern looking library with tons of technology and a radio station and a very very tasty cafe😋 But what I really like is how the main part of it is how historical it is when you go throughout the old parts. Tons of old maps and books and murals on the ceilings and walls. It was like walking through time. Would definitely recommend going. Even for a date. Plus the courtyard is very relaxing if you want to just chill or read, or even do homework.
I spent a lot time here when I was in high school. I recently returned to visit after more than 25 years away. I never realized how amazing this library was. It is one of the oldest public libraries in the country. This is actually two libraries: the old building which houses rare books collection, and the modern building which is state of the art, see pictures below. It is a must see place if you are visiting Boston.