Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St
Central Library
Boston, MA 02116
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Boston Public Library, Boston
700 Boylston St
Central Library
Boston, MA 02116
Neighborhood: Back Bay

Maximum Capacity: 342 people
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For more than 150 years, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America with revolutionary ideas and famous firsts. Established in 1848, the BPL was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend a book, the first to have a branch library and the first to have a children’s room. Today, the BPL boasts 27 neighborhood branches, free Internet access, two unique restaurants, an award-winning website and an online store featuring reproductions of the BPL’s priceless photographs and artwork.
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Sidney R. and Esther V. Rabb Lecture HallPhotos Available
Auditorium Max Capacity: 342 people
Sidney R. and Esther V. Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Boston

Photos published with permission of Boston Public Library

The Rabb Lecture Hall is in the Johnson Building on the lower level next to Audiovisual Services. The Hall is a 342 seat auditorium which can be used for free public programs. The facilities include an in-house piano, podium, and a public address sound system. It has the capability of 16mm film projection, video projection and slide projection on a 17' x 46' screen.
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