Preserving Boston Public Library's special collections
Investment in rare books
Over the course of the next two years, the Rare Books Department will receive major environmental and mechanical improvements to better regulate temperature and humidity control of the department’s collection storage areas, staff spaces, conservation lab, and public reading room. Ultimately, the project will increase accessibility to the Library’s rare books and manuscripts and ensure the collections will be preserved for the future.
The project continues the City and the Library’s renewed commitment to improve intellectual control, custodianship, and security of its special collections.