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Reader's Guide to Boston

Get Your BPL Card

Having Fun Isn't Hard When You've Got a (BPL) Library Card!

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Discover endless options for your reading pleasure at the Boston Public Library. Any Massachusetts resident or student is eligible for a library card. Don't want to trek all the way to the Central Branch on Boylston Street? You can sign up for an eCard and start using the BPL's digital resources like eBooks, audiobooks, LinkedIn Learning, or language learning software immediately! 

BPL Features & Events


The BPL often has art or archival material exhibitions. Check their website to see what's on display at any given time. 

View BPL exhibits


Hear your favorite author or Boston public figure talk at the BPL. 

View all BPL events


The BPL offers free classes on technology, health, taxes and more!

View class offerings 

Other Fun Things at the BPL

Make the Most of Your BPL Card

  • Interested in learning more about the gorgeous Central Library building? Check out an art and architecture tour.
  • Learn more about the history of Boston through the Library's digitized archival collections with the Digital Commonwealth.
  • Don't know where to start? The BPL also offers reading recommendations and lists of popular, thematic, and even personalized recommendations!
  • Explore the BPL website to discover what else the library has to offer.