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Art and Architecture Tour at BPL

The Central Library in Copley Square is a landmark featuring noteworthy architecture and design elements spanning three centuries, along with significant art and decorative installations. A concise overview of key points of interest can be found on our Art & Architecture page.

We offer regularly scheduled public Art & Architecture tours, led by trained BPL guides, which are free and open to parties of five or fewer people. These tours typically last about an hour and commence in the McKim Building Vestibule, accessible through the Dartmouth Street entrance.

Each tour group is limited to twenty-five people per guide and is contingent upon guide availability. To reserve a spot on a tour, simply visit the McKim Welcome Desk within the hour leading up to the start time to obtain a tour sticker for yourself and your companions. Please note that we cannot accommodate individual parties larger than five people on these tours.

Unauthorized guides are not permitted to conduct tours within the library premises. Please be mindful of library closure dates due to holidays, and note that inclement weather may affect opening hours. Detailed information regarding accessibility and other tour specifics can be found on our Tours page.

We are committed to ensuring accessibility for all attendees. To request disability accommodations and/or language services, please contact the department listed in the "Contact Info" section on the right side of the page. Please allow at least two weeks to arrange accommodations.

All stops on the Art & Architecture tour are wheelchair accessible. For inquiries about borrowing a wheelchair, kindly approach the security desk located opposite the McKim Welcome Desk upon your arrival.

This tour is suitable for adults of all ages, college students, older adults, teens aged 13-18, visitors, and young adults aged 20-34.

Additional Details:
- Tours originate from the McKim Vestibule, accessible through the Dartmouth Street entrance.

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02:00 PM

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03:00 PM



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