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Library Tours

We are thrilled that the Main Library has received accolades from its users and the architectural community since its grand opening in 2009. As the recipient of over 12 awards, including the Boston Society of Architects’ prestigious Harleston Parker Award as the most beautiful building in the greater Boston area, our silver LEED certified library is not to be missed!

We are pleased to offer tours to classes, youth groups of all ages, community organizations, professional associations, and individuals.

Tours for young people can be arranged by contacting the Children’s Room (617-329-4038) or Teen Room (617-349-4027) . Adult groups should contact the Administration Office (617-349-4032) to arrange a tour of the Main Library. We will find a mutually agreeable time and will tailor the tour to the unique needs of your group.