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Planning Your Visit

 

We're open and ready to welcome you!
 
The red doors are open to members, Day Pass users, and the public, who can tour the first floor of our landmark building and see artworks from the special collections. Members and researchers may schedule appointments to use the Vershbow Special Collections Reading Room.
 
Reservations are not required now. Come in any time.

 

ACCESS DETAILS

 

SAFETY PRACTICES

  • People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may remove their masks inside the Athenæum, per state guidance. We ask those who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear masks.
 

ONGOING VIRTUAL SERVICES AND BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS

Events

Please check events listings and our social media feeds for the many online book talks, lectures, and other events you can join from home. We are sending our most timely updates via email; all members and visitors are welcome to join our email list here.

In-person member and visitor activities, including lecture and concert programs, class visits, rentals, and meetings, are suspended.

Reader Services

Library staffers are providing regular services for readers, including book borrowing and returns, reference assistance, and help with electronic resources. Call (617) 227-0270 x302, email reference@bostonathenaeum.org, or come in and see us.

Most of our discussion groups are meeting virtually. The BA is providing online videoconference access.