“Chronicle” TV Show Unveils the BPL’s Newly Renovated Special Collections

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Take a peek at the rare books and treasures at the Boston Public Library with the TV show, Chronicle

Go behind the scenes at the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) newly renovated Special Collections with the TV show Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5!  

The local news organization filmed the BPL's “seven miles of stack-shelving, housing close to 250,000 books and manuscripts” as well as the conservation lab after more than four years of renovation.  

Manager and Curator of Rare Books, Jay Moschella, outlined how library patrons can examine Special Collections materials by requesting rare books, manuscripts, and other items in the Special Collections Reading Room. Jay also showed viewers one of his favorite items from the collections - an 1818 copy of The Federalist. 

The Associates is committed to enhancing the care and preservation of the BPL’s Special Collections. We are delighted that this $15.7 million dollar City-funded project created a new home for these precious materials.

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