Boston Public Library

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Boston Public Library
The Seal of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library, as designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Country United States
Type Public
Established 1852
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°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
Branches 24
Collection
Size 24,079,520
Access and use
Circulation 3.69 million (FY 2013)
Population served 6,547,629
Other information
Budget $31.2 million, plus $8.2 million from trust fund (2013)[1]
Director David Leonard, President[2]
Robert E. Gallery, Chairman of the Board[3]
Website bpl.org

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Summary Budget" (PDF). City of Boston. 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  2. "BPL - Management Staff". Bpl.org. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  3. "BPL - Trustees". Bpl.org. 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.