Members enjoy access to a library rich with books, art, exceptional architecture, and vibrant events.
- Read, reflect and explore the grand reading rooms, intimate alcoves, and comfy chairs.
- Join one of our discussion groups to dive deeper into a topic, genre, or writer!
- Study, read, work, or create in one of the most iconic and beautiful spaces in downtown Boston.
- Pop by for a book or settle in for the day.
- Step into inspiration, surrounded by historic works of art, thousands of books, and a community of readers.
- Pick out a new novel or let our librarians find just what you need.
- Sit in on a book talk about the latest release or view the current exhibition with new friends.
- Meet with a member of the staff to support your research project, piece of writing, or pure curiosity.
- Dive into dozens of specialized research tools and archives to find the article you want, the research you need or discover something new. LexisNexis, JSTOR, Art Full Text and much, much more.
- Discounted parking at the Boston Common Garage on nights and weekends.
- Enjoy reciprocal privileges including free or discounted admission at 1200+ cultural institutions in North America via the NARM and ROAM networks.