Thursday, May 22, 2008

Floor Directory, Boston Public Library

Floor Directory, Boston Public Library
Copley Square main library campus of buildings

1st Floor, Boylston Street entrance
Boston room, exhibits
Bulletin Board
Distribution table, community news publications
Suggestion box
Display cases
Check out desks
Circulation desk, Library cards
Gifts, book donations
Telephone operators room, security display panel
Drinking fountain
Information desk
Library guides, leaflets
Book shelf displays
Inspection desk
Deliveries, Shipping dock
Courtyard, Link to Research library McKim building
Main stairway, perimeter staircases

Deferrari hall exhibits
Catalog information desk
Copy machine
Circulating fiction by author's last name
New Fiction
New Nonfiction
Picture file

Children's room
Children's room lavatories

1st Floor, Dartmouth Street entrance
Vestibule display frames
Courtyard, Link to general library Johnson building
Display case exhibits
Inspection desk
Library guides, leaflets
Stairway, Lions
Drinking fountain

Catalog information desk
Copy machine
Government documents desk
Microtext reading room

Lower concourse, general library Johnson building
Rabb Lecture hall
Concourse exhibits
Conference rooms
Drinking fountain
Access center desk
Library guides, leaflets
Audiovisual services desk
Library guides, leaflets
Literacy center ESL
Career center
Higher Education Information center

Lower level, research library McKim building
Flood recovery projects

2nd Floor, general library Johnson building
Circulating nonfiction shelved by call number
Current periodicals
Newspaper room
Current Periodicals
Folio sized books
General reference
Microfilm readers
Infotrac cassettes
Journals and magazines listings
Internet access
Terminals, catalogs & databases
Terminals with printers
Selected old bound periodicals
Boston reference

Citywide Friends office
Change machine
Copy machines
Drinking fountain

2nd floor, research library McKim building
Stairways, Elevator
Bates hall reading room
Humanities reference
Social sciences reference
Bates hall comment book
Book delivery desk
Suggestion box
Research library offices

Change machine
Copy machines

3rd floor, general library Johnson building
Human resources offices
President's offices
Business office, publication sales
Bids, vendors

3rd floor, research library McKim building
Sargent gallery
Cheverus room exhibits
Wiggin gallery
Wiggin gallery staircase
Wiggin gallery balcony
Print department
South gallery
Copy machine
Fine arts reference
Music reference
Rare books and manuscripts

Can't find what you want?

Ask a member of our staff.
We are here to help.

Ask other library users/customers/consumers for hints,
tips and pointers too.

The Copley Square location has
2 major categories of materials:

The take home circulating collection
includes approximately 1 million books,
books on tape, and audio and video cassettes.

The inhouse research collection
includes approximately 6 million books,
tens of thousands of newspapers and other
periodicals and journals, millions of
government documents, databases in a
variety of formats, and many other materials.

You will need a library card to borrow
materials and to use many of the inhouse materials.

Library cards are free.

They are available to all Massachusetts residents
with valid identification.

Courtesy cards are available for researchers
and our many visitors from other states and
countries. These are also free.

Library cards may be obtained at the circulation
desk in the lobby of the Johnson building, and at
the book delivery desk on the 2nd floor of the
McKim building.

Directory version of BPL Form No. 1389-Rev 8/98

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