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Announcement: Following City of Boston guidance, the Boston Athenæum building is temporarily closed to members and visitors, except for contactless book pick-up and drop-off in the lobby. We have shifted many activities and all events online, serving our members, the Boston community, and beyond. Please explore this website to see all that we are doing virtually. Details>

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