January 5: Per the City of Boston's order to revert temporarily to Phase 2 restrictions, the Athenæum is open to members for book pick-up and drop-off in the lobby only.
Pass 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 join one of the thought-provoking events we host every week (all virtually, for now).
However you choose to experience the Athenæum, we offer a warm welcome, along with an invitation to return.
Member Hours (currently suspended; see our COVID-19 information page)
|Monday to Thursday||9 a.m.–8 p.m.|
|Friday and Saturday||9 a.m.–5 p.m.|
The Gordon Newspaper Room will open at 9:00 a.m. until further notice.