Boston Public Library Archives & Special Collections
The Boston Public Library (BPL) holds extensive special collections in a wide variety of subjects and formats including manuscripts, fine arts, photographs, prints, music, archives, sculpture, rare books, and audio visual collections. BPL is one of only two public libraries in the United States that are members of the Association of Research Libraries.
For questions about our collections, help navigating BPL finding aids, or to suggest changes to our descriptions, you can contact us directly.
More information about BPL Special Collections can be found on the BPL Special Collections website and department libguides:
- Manuscripts in the Rare Books Department: How to Find
- More research guidance on various subjects can be found throughout BPL’s LibGuides
Please note that the Special Collections Reading Room is currently closed for renovations until 2022. Until then, collections are unavailable for in-person research.
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116 United States