Information for visiting our gallery in person in Copley Square
Our exhibitions gallery is free to the public, and no advance booking is necessary to view exhibitions. Plan to set aside between 30 minutes and 1½ hours for a full experience in the Gallery, though you are always welcome to spend more or less time, and to come back for multiple visits. The Gallery features captions and activities for children and families as well as adults.
|Tuesday||11 am – 5 pm|
|Wednesday||1 pm – 7 pm|
|Thursday||11 am – 5 pm|
|Friday||11 am – 5 pm|
|Saturday||11 am – 5 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm – 5 pm|
|April 9, 2023||Easter||Closed|
|April 16, 2023||Patriot's Day (observed)||Closed|
|April 17, 2023||Patriot's Day||Closed|
|May 28, 2023||Memorial Day (observed)||Closed|
|May 29, 2023||Memorial Day||Closed|
|June 19, 2023||Juneteenth||Closed|
|July 4, 2023||Independence Day||Closed|
|September 3, 2023||Labor Day (observed)||Closed|
|September 4, 2023||Labor Day||Closed|
|October 9, 2023||Indigenous Peoples' Day||Closed|
See Hours & Directions for a map to the Map Center and information about transportation and parking.
Our free gallery tours last approximately 30 minutes and do not require advance registration. To join a gallery tour, meet at the gallery front desk at the scheduled time.
|Day||Gallery tour hours|
We welcome groups of visitors both from the general public and from educational institutions. For more information about K-12 visits, see our K-12 School Visits page. For university-level visits, see the University Programs page.
For private exhibition tours for a group, please fill out the form below:
Our physical spaces are ADA accessible via a lift from the main level of the BPL’s McKim Building. Most, though not all, spaces in the Central Library in Copley Square are accessible. For more information, see the BPL’s Resources and Services for Users with Disabilities.
Occassional tours are offered in languages other than English.