Boston Public Library

library in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1848.[4] This library is also called Library for the Commonwealth.[5]

Boston Public Library
The Seal of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, as designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
CountryUnited States
TypePublic
Established1852
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°20′57.55″N 71°4′41.78″W / 42.3493194°N 71.0782722°W / 42.3493194; -71.0782722Coordinates: 42°20′57.55″N 71°4′41.78″W / 42.3493194°N 71.0782722°W / 42.3493194; -71.0782722
Branches24
Collection
Size24,079,520
Access and use
Circulation3.69 million (FY 2013)
Population served6,547,629
Other information
Budget$31.2 million, plus $8.2 million from trust fund (2013)[1]
DirectorDavid Leonard, President[2]
Robert E. Gallery, Chairman of the Board[3]
Websitebpl.org

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Summary Budget" (PDF). City of Boston. 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  2. "BPL - Management Staff". Bpl.org. Archived from the original on 2017-06-18. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  3. "BPL - Trustees". Bpl.org. Archived from the original on 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
  4. Wayne A. Wiegand; Donald G. Davis (1994). Encyclopedia of Library History. Taylor & Francis. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-0-8240-5787-9.
  5. "Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Legislative Agenda". Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.