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The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-450-7000
librarymail@mbelibrary.org

Hours of Operation, Directions, Parking

Tuesday–Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and holidays (see below for Research hours)

Directions and Parking Information

First-floor Research Room Hours

Tuesday–Friday
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Through May 22, our fourth-floor Research & Reference Services will be closed to on-site visitors. 

For more information about Research & Reference Services, click here.  

Admission Fees

Admission required for Mapparium. All other spaces in the Library are free, including Research & Reference Services.

  • General Admission — $6.00
  • Seniors (62+), Students & Military (with ID), and Youth (6-17) — $4.00
  • Children 5 years and under — Free
  • Tour Groups (15 or more) — $4.00/General Admission, $3.00 Youth, Student, and Seniors. For more information, see Group Visits.

Exhibits

The Mapparium® is available for view on a tour only. Tours of the Mapparium run every 20 minutes, lasting 15-20 minutes. The first tour of the day starts at 10:20 a.m., and the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

The Mary Baker Eddy Library will be closed on the following dates:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Patriots’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving holiday/November 22-23
  • Christmas holiday/December 24-25

The Mary Baker Eddy Library will be open on the following dates:

  • Annual Meeting of The Mother Church/June 5
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day/October 9
  • Veterans Day/November 11
  • Day after Thanksgiving/November 24
  • New Year’s Eve/December 31

Please call the Library for exact information, including operating hours, before visiting on a specific holiday.

Accessibility

  • Library entrances are street accessible.
  • Library exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Elevators are located in the Publishing House Lobby and provide access to all spaces.
  • The Library provides wheelchairs for use on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge—please ask for assistance at reception.
  • Companions for manual wheelchair users and for those who require assistance in reading wall text and/or object labels are admitted free of charge.
  • Baby-changing stations are located in the Library’s second floor restroom.
  • Assistive listening devices (headsets and neckloops) are available at the reception desk.
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