The Boston Public Library welcomes everyone to Special Collections and to the Leventhal Map and Education Center.
In order to use material in the Arts, Archives, Rare Books & Manuscripts or Map Center, you must have a reading room account that is separate from your BPL library account. With this account, you can:
- Schedule appointments to use the reading room
- Request material to see in the reading room
- Track what you've already seen and what items you might want to see in the future
- Ask for scans of materials