During simpler times, the Boston Public Library was a place where you could step inside and immediately escape the buzz of the city. Its mix of old and new spaces plays host not only to a massive collection of literature, but also stunning works of architecture that some guests have likened to those of a museum. Although the Boston Public Library isn’t currently open for browsing, there are other ways to enjoy its inventory!
With a library card, you have access to a huge roster of electronic books. From bestselling fantasy novels to self-help books and memoirs, there’s something for readers of all tastes in the online collection. If you prefer good old-fashioned paper books, search through the catalog online and place a hold on physical versions of your must-reads. Then head to the library during its open hours and pick up your book (or books). You can drop them off in the provided outdoor boxes once you’re finished reading them.