Suffolk County Library

Find Suffolk County Massachusetts libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Alumni Medical Library 72 East Concord Street Boston MA 02118 617-638-4230

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway Boston MA 02130 617-524-1718

Associated Grantmakers 133 Federal Street Boston MA 02110 617-426-2606

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center 25 Harvard Way Boston MA 02163 617-495-6040

Boston Library Consortium, Inc. 10 Milk Street Boston MA 02108 617-262-0380

Boston Public Library - Brighton Branch 40 Academy Hill Road Boston MA 02135 617-782-6032

Boston Public Library - Honan-Allston Branch 300 North Harvard Street Boston MA 02134 617-787-6313

Boston Public Library - Roslindale Branch 4246 Washington Street Boston MA 02131 617-323-2343

Boston Public Library - West Roxbury Branch 1961 Centre Street Boston MA 02132 617-325-3147

Congregational Library 14 Beacon Street Boston MA 02108 617-523-0470

East Boston Branch Library 365 Bremen Street Boston MA 02128 617-569-0271

Forsyth Institute 140 Fenway Boston MA 02115 617-262-5200

Insurance Library Association of Boston 156 State Street Boston MA 02109 617-227-2087

Library Commissioners Board 648 Beacon Street Boston MA 02215 617-267-9400

Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Boston MA 02126 617-298-9218

Mugar Memorial Library 771 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02215 617-353-3710

Pappas Law Library 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA 02215 617-353-3151

Revere Public Library 179 Beach Street Revere MA 02151 781-286-8380

Social Law Library 1 Pemberton Square Boston MA 02108 617-226-1500

Temple Israel 477 Longwood Avenue Boston MA 02215 617-566-3960

What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.