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Boston Public Library

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Boston, MA, United States, Massachusetts, USA 02116
Year Built/Circa: 1848
Current Use: Library
Vacancy: Occupied
Architect Builder Engineer: Charles Follen McKim Philip Johnson, addition 1972
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It was the first publicly supported municipal library in the United States, the first large library open to the public in the United States, and the first public library to allow people to borrow books and other materials and take them home to read and use. The Boston Public Library is also the library of last recourse of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; all adult residents of the commonwealth are entitled to borrowing and research privileges, and the library receives state funding. The Boston Public Library contains 8.9 million books and A/V (approximately 24 million items encompassing all formats), making it the second-largest public library in the United States, according to the American Library Association.

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