Photo Gallery

Welcome to the new Main Library.  Here is a variety of pictures including two from the 1920s.

  • The restored historic Library as seen from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School roof.

    The restored historic Library as seen from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School roof. The historic Library contains the Computer Commons, Reading Room, Teen Room and various collections. It has been restored to its appearance when it opened in 1889.

  • Aeriel view of Cambridge Public Library

    The beautiful Library park and tot lot.

  • Pathway to the new Cambridge Public Library

    The new addition of the Main Library. Glass walls give the library plenty of natural light while providing stunning views of the park. The new Library contains the entire audio/video collection, most of the print collection, magazines and newspapers, Research Room, Cambridge Room, study rooms, Children's Room and an underground 230-person Lecture Hall.

  • Side view of the historic Library.

    Side view of the historic Library. The center and left walls had to be rebuilt when the 1967 addition was torn down.

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • The Beech Room is infused with natural light from the

    ©Robert Benson Photography

  • photo of the outdoor patio

    The outdoor patio. ©Robert Benson Photography

  • The Beech Room

    The Beech Room. ©Robert Benson Photography

  • photo of the Lecture Hall

    The Lecture Hall. ©Robert Benson Photography

  • photo of the lecture hall

    ©Robert Benson Photography

  • photo of the Children's Room

    The Children's Room. ©Robert Benson Photography

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • photo of the teen room

    The Teen Room. ©Robert Benson Photography

  • Historic Library Reading Room

    Historic Library Reading Room. The paint, lighting, chairs and tables have been chosen to represent what it would have looked like in this room in 1889 when the Library opened.

  • Historic Library WPA murals

    Historic Library. The WPA Project murals had faded badly over the years but were completely touched up and now look fabulous!

  • ©Robert Benson Photography

  • photo of old library

    Old photo of the Library.

  • photo of the old library

    Old photo of the Library.