Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Main Reading Room
The Library, photo taken from Copley Square, in front of the Trinity Church. It was built in 1895, a modern addition was done in 1972, and another large addition is being constructed now (August 2015).
Large collection of genealogy books. See Genealogy and Family History Resources link HERE.
Facing the genealogy books, more to the left and right.
One of my often used genealogy book is the blue, Cemeteries of the United States. (Bottom shelf, middle book.) It has been in this spot for over 10 years.
Courtyard where you can just relax or eat a lunch. This is where genealogy friends, Thomas MacEntee, Heather Rojo and I had lunch last October.
Cafe, first floor, area used to be the Microtext area. You may bring your food to the couryard or out of the building.
Microtext Room where I met genealogist and facebook friend, Diane MacLean Boumenot yesterday.
Additional photos taken August 2015
On the left is scaffolding, not a piece of art. "The scaffolding, running 80 feet high, is required for access to repair plaster around skylights and to replace light fixtures in the ceiling." from the BPL web page.
Tech Central (rather new, the last time I was in this room there were two desks and nothing else.
Note: Excellent post by Mass Moments about the Library. See: http://www.massmoments.org/index.cfm