Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is free to all, and has a great collection of books. The architecture of the old library is very regal and a beautiful sight to see. The new library is modern and is an extension of the old historic architecture - the 2 connected by a beautiful courtyard.
One of the best public libraries that I've been to. There're two building, old building has really nice architecture inside and it's really quiet. New building has more space and a large collection of books. Apparently this place is so popular, it gets full by 10am in the morning on weekend.
Get yo read on at the Boston Public Library. So much history and art in/out of this building.
Remodeled so it's got the old and new, perfect for a quick trip or stay all day!
The Boston Public Library is the oldest public library in the country. It's beautiful halls are a testament to its age and grandeur. It is truly more than a place to pick up books and worth some in depth exploration - with quiet library voices, of course. I've only explored by myself, but there are tours focused on art & architecture for free daily. Meanwhile the newer Johnson building has just gotten a huge facelift - revamping aspects like the tech center, teen center and children's library. The renovations so far look beautiful.