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Boston Public Schools and Boston Public Library Collaborate to Increase Student Access to Library Resources
June 22, 2021
Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Boston Public Library (BPL) today announced a new Student ID Project initiative, which allows students to use their current BPS ID cards to obtain a pre-registered BPL library card, granting them access to all of the services offered by BPL at its 26 locations.
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Mayor Janey Expands Access to Outdoor Work/Learn Spaces at Boston Public Libraries to Help Residents Stay Connected and Cool
June 15, 2021
Mayor Kim Janey, in collaboration with the Boston Public Library (BPL), the Environment Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, will install outdoor pop-up connected work/learn spaces at six locations and continue offering free, 24-hour Wi-Fi at 14 of its branches.
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Boston Public Library to Welcome Patrons Back into BPL Buildings
May 27, 2021
The Boston Public Library (BPL) today announced its plans to reopen its spaces to the public. 
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How We’re Reopening
May 27, 2021
Last updated Friday, June 11 All branch libraries not currently under reconstruction will open for in-person services on June 14. The Central Library in Copley Square will expand in-person services on June 14. All reopening plans follow the latest city and state public health guidance. Central Library in Copley Square Central Library Hours Starting June…
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Pick up something new at the BPL!
April 30, 2021
While the BPL may be closed for browsing, you can still pick up books, CDs, DVDs, and kits at your local branch. We’re excited to share some new kits available around the BPL.
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Partner Highlight – The Associates of the Boston Public Library
April 30, 2021
The Boston Public Library’s work is supported by a diverse and broad range of supporters. In addition to City and State taxpayer funding, support comes to us from individuals and partner organizations as well. We are grateful to all who support us – whether through the BPL Fund, our principal fundraising partner, or through the…
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Mayor Janey, Boston Public Library Announce Permanent Elimination of Late Fines
April 14, 2021
Mayor Kim Janey today announced that, once approved by its Board of Trustees, the Boston Public Library (BPL) will permanently eliminate late fines for patrons of all ages.
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Boston Public Library Launches New Initiatives to Bridge the Digital Divide
April 7, 2021
BPL celebrates National Library Week by announcing new Connectivity Kits, expanded outdoor Wi-Fi, and ongoing online resources and courses
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Boston Public Library Announces $2.1 Million Philanthropic Investment in Founding Research Collection
March 24, 2021
The Boston Public Library (BPL) today announced it has received $2.1 million in private funding to revitalize the library’s Founding Research Collection.
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Boston Public Library Celebrates 150th Anniversary of East Boston Branch
March 22, 2021
The Boston Public Library today celebrates the 150th anniversary of the East Boston Branch, the first branch library in the United States.
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