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COVID-19 update: All library locations are closed for browsing. BPL To Go and Printing To Go are available at all branches not currently under construction, and public computer use is available at the Central Library in Copley Square.

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$17.2 million renovation of the Roxbury library branch completed


Call to artists announced for public art at Adams Street public library branch

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Boston Public Library launches 'BPL to Go'

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Request for Information released for Upham’s Corner Arts and Innovation District

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