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Founded in 1848, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first in the country to lend books. The handsome Renaissance Revival-style building became the BPL's home in 1895. Before you enter, admire the granite facade's wrought-iron lanterns, relief panels by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and bronze doors by sculptor Daniel Chester French. The inside is even more elaborate, with such features as a staircase faced in Siena marble and mural paintings by French artist Puvis de Chavannes.
- Address : Dartmouth St. on Copley Square. USA - Boston MA 0211602116Boston
- Phone : 6175365400
- Website : http://www.bpl.org
Opening hours :
- Open year-round Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm; open Sun 1pm-5pm Oct-May only. Closed major holidays.