Directions / Contact Information

Special Notice

All visitors are welcome and can gain access by notifying our front desk at the front door kiosk.



We are easily accessible by public transportation and encourage visitors to use the MBTA. The nearest subway stop is Park Street Station, at the intersection of the Red Line and Green Line. Upon exiting Park Street Station, turn left and walk up Park Street, toward the Massachusetts State House. Turn right on Beacon Street. The library is located on the second floor of 14 Beacon Street. It is less than a five-minute walk from the Park Street station.

For those driving in, parking is available in several area garages. The best option is the Boston Common garage, which is a 10 to 15 min. walk from the library.

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14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Fax: 617-523-0491


For questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning materials, please contact us by phone (617-523-0470 x102), email, or write us at the address above.


For research related questions, please email, or write us at the address above.

General Information

For general information about the library, please email or contact the Library Director.



The library, archives, and reading room are open Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm. Archival material will be retrieved until 4:30 pm. By special appointment, we may remain open until 7 pm Monday to Thursday. Contact Tom Clark for details.

The library and archives are open to all researchers. We advise researchers to make advance appointments for using archival and manuscript collections.