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The reading room upstairs is a must see. It's also a good place to read and work. The lions on either side of the staircase are also impressive. Don't miss the courtyard either.
Check the website for the daily tour timings on the Art and Architecture of this beautiful library. Well worth your time as the docent was excellent. If not, just go in anyway and enjoy the courtyard.
Great for studying ... and taking naps! ;)
Don't miss a visit to this beautiful library with a lovely courtyard. So conducive to read! Tours available daily but timing differs. Best to check the website.
This library is enormous!
A work of art. Map room, courtyard, and various art galleries
Reading books is fun. I love the old world architecture. It really brings out the scholar in me.
Ignore the signs listing the hours as they're useless. The guards go through and throw everyone out whenever they feel like it regardless of posted hours.
One of the most beautiful libraries in the US
Check out the new Teen Center
Stunning library and great place to study but wifi is slow
Best place to read, work or study
Great place to people watch and read on a cold day.
Great place to study
Nice place to sit and study. WiFi leaves a little to be desired. Get a library card to get on the Internet.
Oh man every library must be like this one!
Free wifi, nice fountain, a good place to relax after having a long working or walking day;)
it's a good idea to place twenty dollar bill in one of the books you want to check out for better service
The courtyard and reading room are stunning.
Stop by the Map Room.
Check out the maps center behind the courtyard
Beautiful building and architecture
What is with all the people falling asleep here. I thought this was a library, not a hotel.
One of the most beautiful places in Boston!
Check out the old section of the library. The second floor has some beautiful rooms and if you can find it there are usually good art shows tucked away here and there.
Have afternoon tea in the Map Room Cafe from 2-4 pm!
A great spot for a date, beautiful courtyard
The tour is very cool on Saturday mornings.
Daily architecture tours. One hour long. Free!
Even the restrooms are pretty.
I'm a student Journalist and if anyone would like to talk about today's tragedy you can call or text me at (920) 550-1779. Praying for you all.
Do NOT, whatever you do, take the old elevator to the mezzanine!!
Perfect place to sit down indoors for free if you're a tourist who insists on walking everywhere!
Check out one of the rotating exhibits, they're very interesting and change often.
Gorgeous place and the Courtyard Restaurant is top knotch!
Be careful about bringing books in from other libraries. They occasionally set off the "unchecked book" alarms.
The library has regular book sales. The books are in Great condition and very reasonable prices
"The Boston Public Library is a great place to get away from the finals crowd when Mugar gets loud and crowded." - Arden, VP Chapter Development
If you visit on a weekend when most schools are having finals, dont expect to find a seat to study/read anywhere in the McKim building.
Kinda like Hogwarts.
Every time I visit this place I fall in love with it all over again.