The NOBLE app

The NOBLE Libraries catalog app is now available for iOS and Android devices:
Google Play | Apple App Store

Welcome to the NOBLE app! With our new app, you can manage your account online, browse for books, and place holds. You will also be able to see and renew items you currently have checked out. Plus, you can even use the app for contactless self-checkout while at the library.

Bad Art Take & Make

Going a bit stir-crazy and need to express yourself? Is making bread not cutting it? Pick up our Bad Art Take & Make kit. Inside you’ll find instructions and an incredibly random assortment of supplies to construct your masterpiece. No talent necessary, you supply the BAD ideas. Kits will be available starting January 4, while supplies last. Kits are geared toward adults and teens as art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Pick up during Front Door Service hours.

Virtual Art Exhibit

Welcome to our Virtual Art Exhibit. Since our exhibit spaces are closed we invite you to enjoy this virtual experience.

Paintings by Susan and Paul Erickson

What can you do with a Boston Public Library eCard?

If you are a Massachusetts resident and don’t already have a Boston Public Library card, you can register for one online. With a BPL eCard, you have access to BPL’s remote resources and services.

BPL eCards expire every 2 years and are renewable online. Patrons must be 13 or older to register for an eCard.

Stream and Download

Using the BPL eCard, you have access to stream and download books, audiobooks, movies and more.

  • Kanopy: Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers.
  • PressReader: Color full-page and article reproductions of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines from the last three months.

Access Online Resources

To access online resources, you will need your BPL barcode and PIN. Some of the resources that can be accessed include:

  • National Geographic: Full reproductions of National Geographic magazine (1888-present) and National Geographic Traveler (2010-present).
  • CQ Researcher: CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Very Short Introductions: Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas.
  • Headspace: Experience the benefits of meditation through guided meditations, animations, articles, and videos.

Access Online Databases

  • LawDepot: LawDepot for Libraries allows you to create your own personalized legal documents specific to your state/province and personal situation.
  • Lynda.com: Video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts.
  • Mergent Intellect: Delivers private and public United States and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executives and industry profiles.

Resource for Parents, Children and Teens

The Boston Public Library offers resources for both Parents and Children and Teens. Below are few highlights from their collections.

  • Scholastic Teachables: An online hub of 30,000 ready-to-use printable learning resources for every subject, pre-K to 6th grade.
  • MakeMake: MakeMake has 300 Spanish-language eBooks for children. The collection includes picture books, read-along books and interactive books.

December Holiday Hours

gingerbread tree

All locations will be observing the following holiday hours.

CHRISTMAS
Thursday, December 24: CLOSED
Friday, December 25: CLOSED


NEW YEAR’S
Thursday, December 31: CLOSING at 4 PM
Friday, January 1, 2021: CLOSED


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!