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Boston Public Library
Motto: Omnium Lux Civium (Latin)
"The Light of All People"
Country United States
Type Public
Established 1852
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′57.55″N 71°4′41.78″W / 42.3493194°N 71.0782722°W / 42.3493194; -71.0782722Coordinates: 42°20′57.55″N 71°4′41.78″W / 42.3493194°N 71.0782722°W / 42.3493194; -71.0782722
Branches 24
Collection
Size 24,079,520
Access and use
Circulation 3.69 million (FY 2013)
Population served 6,547,629
Other information
Budget $31.2 million, plus $8.2 million from trust fund (2013)
Director David Leonard, President
Robert E. Gallery, Chairman of the Board

The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1848. This library is also called Library for the Commonwealth.

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