Boston Public Library
Returning Materials
Borrowing and Circulating Information


Circulating material, except museum passes, borrowed from a neighborhood branch or the Central Library at Copley Square may be returned to any other Boston Public Library location. These materials may also be returned to any Library in the Metro-Boston Library Network (MBLN). Overdue material will be charged the overdue fines of the owning institution.

Research material that must be used in the building should be returned to the issuing desk the same day. Some research material may be restricted to use in certain reading rooms. Some research items may be taken home and should be returned to book drops or return bins.

The following Boston Public Library branches have outdoor book drops for after-hours returns. Items returned in the book drop before the branch opens will be counted as returned the previous day.

Adams Street Brighton Charlestown
Codman Square Connolly Central Library at Copley Square
Dudley Egleston Square Faneuil
Grove Hall Honan-Allston Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain Lower Mills Mattapan
North End Parker Hill Roslindale
South Boston South End West End
West Roxbury