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Planning a Visit to Burns Library

Please be advised that there is ongoing sidewalk construction around Burns Library. We remain open during construction and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during your visit.

For assistance, please call 617-552-4861

Please check our website, use our contact form, or call us for updates or questions. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Current Exhibits

Burns Library collects in multiple areas, and has large collections that represent previous areas of collecting concentration. On display is a selection of the types of materials and formats you can find within our holdings and that are available for use in research and teaching. Also recognize that there are many additional items here in Burns Library that don’t fit easily in one collecting area or span several collecting areas. 

Much of our collection centers the perspectives and experiences of White men. We work to acknowledge and discuss this bias, and to provide the scaffolding to contextualize how to understand the structures in place today. We also actively pursue adding materials to the collections that represent a broader, more diverse experience.

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Online Exhibits

Past Exhibits