Step through the red doors at 10½ Beacon Street to discover one of Boston’s most enduring, treasured cultural institutions.
Explore the library's first floor to see highlights from the collections, take a tour with a docent to learn about our history and holdings, or come in for one of the thought-provoking events we host every week.
Currently on view in the Calderwood Gallery: Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library, featuring a treasure trove of rare books that arrived in Boston in 1698.
However you choose to experience the Athenæum, we strive to offer a warm welcome, along with an invitation to return.
|Tuesday||12 p.m.–8 p.m.|
|Wednesday to Saturday||10 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Monday to Thursday||9 a.m.–8 p.m.|
|Friday and Saturday||9 a.m.–5 p.m.|
The Gordon Newspaper Room opens at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays