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67th IFLA Council and General Conference

Libraries and Librarians: Making a Difference in the
Knowledge Age

August 16th - 25th 2001







Individual Library Visits

Organized Library Tours

Public Libraries

Academic Libraries

Special Libraries

School Libraries

Law Libraries

Medical Libraries

Business and Finance Libraries

Government Libraries

Art Libraries

Music Libraries




Delegates will be offered the opportunity to tour a variety of libraries in Boston and the surrounding area on Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning and Afternoon. Most of the tours will be for half-a-day

Individual Library Visits

Individual library visits are welcome by the Boston libraries listed below. The visits can be arranged on request during the conference at the Library Tours and Visits Desk in the Registration Area. Transportation will be at your own expense.

  1. Acme Bookbinding - http://www.acmebook.com
  2. Adult Literacy Resource Institute - http://alri.org
  3. AIDS Action Committee, HIV Health Library - http://www.aac.org
  4. Arlington Public Library, Robbins Library
  5. Berklee College of Music Library - http://library.berklee.edu
  6. Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr. Agoos Medical Library - http://home.caregroup.org/departments/library
  7. Beth Israel Hospital Learning Center
  8. Boston College High School, Corcoran Library - http://www.bchigh.edu
  9. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Library - http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/ulib/bclib.html
  10. Boston Globe Library - http://www.boston.com (click Globe Online)
  11. Boston Psychoanalytic Society Library - http://bostonpsa.org
  12. Boston Public Library, Kirstein Business Branch - http://www.bpl.org/www/KBB/KBBHOME.html
  13. Boston University, Mugar Library - http://www.bu.edu/library/
  14. Brandeis University Libraries - http://brandeis.edu
  15. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Michele & Howard Kessler Health Education Library, Brigham & Women's Hospital Medical Library - http://www.bwh.partners.org/medlib
  16. Bunker Hill Community College Library
  17. Cambridge Public Library - http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/~CPL
  18. Children's Hospital Hospital Library
  19. Dana Farber Cancer Inst., Baruj Benacerraf Library
  20. Emerson College Library - http://library.emerson.edu
  21. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Research Library - http://www.bos.frb.org
  22. First Chruch of Christ, Scientist Mary Baker Eddy Library - http://www.marybakereddy.org
  23. French Library & Cultural Center - http://www.frenchlib.org
  24. Harvard University Libraries Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine - http://www.countway.harvard.edu
  25. MonroeC. Gutman Library in the Graduate School of Education - http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~library/
  26. Kennedy School of Government Library - http://ksgwww.harvard.edu/~library/
  27. Hebrew College Library - http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/library
  28. Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Archbishop Iakovos Library - http://www.hchc.edu
  29. Theology Insurance Library Association of Boston - http://www.insurancelibrary.org
  30. Malden Public Library - http://mbln.lib.ma.us/malden/index.htm
  31. Massachusetts College of Art, Morton R. Godine Library - http://massart.edu/at_massart/
  32. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Sheppard Library - http://mcp.edu
  33. Massachusetts Library & Information Network Library - http://mlin.lib.ma.us
  34. Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Library
  35. Massachusetts General Hospital Treadwell Library - http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/library/library.htm
  36. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Libraries - http://libraries.mit.edu
  37. Museum of Fine Arts William Morris Hunt Memorial Library - http://www.mfa.org
  38. Museum of our National Heritage Van Gorden-Williams Library - http://www.monh.org
  39. Museum of Science Harrison Lyman Library - http://www.mos.org
  40. New England College of Optometry, Library - http://www.ne-optometry.edu/library
  41. New England Conservatory of Music, Library - http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu/library
  42. New England Historic Genealogical Society - http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org
  43. New England School of Law, Library - http://www.nesl.edu
  44. Newton Free Library - http://www.ci.newton.ma.us (Choose Library)
  45. Northeastern University Snell Library - http://www.library.neu.edu
  46. Perkins School for the Blind, Samuel P. Hayes Research Library - http://www.perkins.org
  47. Qunicy Public Library, Thomas Crane Library - http://ci.quincy.ma.us/tcpl
  48. Simmons College Library - http://www.simmons.edu/resources/libraries
  49. Soc. For the Preservation of new England Antiquities Library & Archives - http://www.spnea.org
  50. State Library of Massachusetts - http://www.state.ma.us/lib/
  51. State Transportation Library of Massachusetts - http://www.stlibrary.org
  52. Suffolk University School of Law Sawyer Library - http://www.law.suffolk.edu
  53. Temple Israel, Synagogue Library - http://www.tisrael.org
  54. Tufts University, Health Sciences Library - http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/hsl.html
  55. Tufts University, Tisch Library - http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch
  56. U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit Library
  57. US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1 Library - http://www.epa.gov/region01
  58. Wheelock College Library - http://www.wheelock.edu/library/libhome.html

Organized Library Tours

Public Libraries

Boston Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Time: 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Time: 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Time: 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, August 24, 2001
Time: 10 a.m.
The Boston Public Library was the first large free municipal library in the United States and the first public library to allow patrons to borrow books, the first public library to issue an annual report, the first library to institute a branch system, and the first public library to establish a separate children's room. It is the largest public research library in New England with collections of over 6 million books and 11 million other items.

Tours - Meet in the lobby of the General Library (Boylston Street entrance). No pre-registration necessary. Tour lasts approximately one hour.

Newton Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Transportation: Bus
The Theodore D. Mann Building of the Newton Free Library opened to an appreciative public in 1991. Customers make nearly 600,000 visits to the library each year and borrow 1,400,000 items. The 91,000 square foot red brick building holds collections totaling 400,000 books and audio visual items, and there are 32 pcs providing high speed internet access. The library also provides a full range of cultural and educational programs for children and adults, services to the homebound, and a literacy program. An Information Technology Training Center provides classes in electronic resources.
Website: www.ci.newton.ma.us/library/index.htm OR www.ci.newton.ma.us and click onto Library

Concord Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Bus
The Concord Free Public Library in addition to having one of Massachusett's highest per capita circulations is housed in a building originally built in 1873. Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of its first chairs of the Library Committee and a statue of him sculpted by Daniel Chester French, another native son, presides over the Library patrons. A Special Collections department houses the Town's Archives from its 1635 beginnings through the Revolution, the Transcendental period when Thoreau betook himself to neighboring Walden Pond to the present. The collections include the family papers of townspeople of the 17th-20th centuries, the original plates of Herbert Gleason who was sent at the turn of the century by the new US Forestry Service to photograph the areas they hoped to set aside as national parks, as well as manuscripts and letters of Concord's famous literary figures.

Quincy Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
Designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, an outstanding American architect of the time, the Thomas Crane Public Library opened in 1882. Over 100 years later it was designated a national landmark. It is noteworthy for its use of granite and brownstone on the exterior and North Carolina pine and LaFarge stained glass windows in the interior. The Aiken wing was added in 1908 followed in 1939 by the Coletti addition. The CBT addition, respectful of its companion buildings while maintaining a present-day vitality, opened in 2000. The general collection has subject strengths in art, music and local history. It also, reflects books in different formats made possible by evolving technologies. Traditional library services are bolstered by a vibrant literacy project and a dual-agency outreach program.
Website: www.ci.quincy.ma.us/tcpl

Academic Libraries

Brown University
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Bus
Brown University is one of the oldest universities in the United States. The Library's collections reflect the University's dual mission as research institution and liberal arts college. The Library is now in a complex transitional phase, as it goes through a re-organization process, as it tries to balance print and electronic resources, and as it tries to provide services to users both on and off-campus.
Website: www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library

Boston University - African Studies Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The African Studies Library (ASL), founded in 1953 as the departmental library of the African Studies Center, and now a department of Mugar Memorial Library, supports Boston University's undergraduate, graduate and faculty research on Africa and serves as a resource for the broader community's African interests, nationally and internationally. The collection is interdisciplinary, with major strengths in the social sciences and broad representation of the humanities and sciences. In its reading room and stack area on the sixth floor of Mugar Memorial Library, the staff provides reference and research service and access to current periodicals from and about Africa, African newspapers, maps, African documents and government publications, and books in African history. The rest of the 155,000 volumes dealing with Africa are shelved within their subject classifications throughout Mugar memorial Library and its branches.
Website: www.bu.edu/library/asl/home.html

Boston University - Pardee Management Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The Frederick S. Pardee Management Library opened in 1997 and is designed to serve the evolving needs of the Boston University School of Management. The Library, a branch of the Mugar memorial Library, provides information services electronic and print resources in management and management-related fields including health care management and public management. The library's resources include a print collection of 91,000 volumes, approximately 350 current serials, and electronic resources.
Website: www.bu.edu/library/management/

Boston College
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The Libraries at Boston College view providing research and information support services as a fundamental element of our mission to our faculty, students, and staff, and to scholars everywhere who access our collections and resources. In addition to emphasizing personal services, the Libraries' have been leaders on campus in distributing services remotely, in keeping with the University's stated mission to aggressively seek out and create technological solutions that will enhance teaching, learning, scholarship, and research productivity.

The Boston College Libraries' collections offer a wealth of resources for research, teaching, and learning, including more than 1.7 million printed volumes and 2 million microforms, as well as serials, government documents, media, and a digital library of electronic resources. The Libraries' primary materials range from unique, illuminated medieval manuscripts to the latest online financial data. The Boston College Libraries Preservation Program is an integral component of the Libraries' collection development initiatives.
Website: www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/ulib/bclib.html

Harvard University Library

Libraries of Harvard Faculties:

The Monroe C. Gutman Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22
The Monroe C. Gutman Library of the Harvard Graduate School of Education was established at the time the School was founded in 1920. In 1972 the present library building was erected on Appian Way and named after its benefactor, Monroe C. Gutman, a Harvard alumnus. Gutman Library houses an extensive collection of scholarly works published in the English language in the broad fields of education, educational psychology, and human development. Areas of focus include educational policy and administration, elementary and secondary education, educational innovations, teachers and teaching, and the history of education. Gutman Library will be nearing the completion of a major renovation at the time of the IFLA meeting in Boston and, while our building and core collections will be open to visitors, the Library's historical collections will be unavailable for viewing.

The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Date: Wednesday, August 22
The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine was created in 1960 with a formal agreement uniting the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical School Library. The Countway Library offers users a superb collection of medical books and journals in both print and electronic formats, databases and Web sites, training in the use of these resources and one of the finest collections of manuscripts, rare books and historical works in existence. The resources of the Library include a highly trained and enthusiastic staff.
Countway's Web site url is:

The Frances Loeb Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
The Frances Loeb Library of Harvard's Graduate School of Design supports training and research in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. The library holds over 270,000 volumes of monographs, pamphlets and periodicals, 215,000 slides, photographs, maps and plans. The Special Collections Department includes 15,000 rare books, the Le Corbusier Research Collection, and 52 special collections of archival materials documenting the work of noted practitioners. The library was recently renovated to provide better organization of its public services, visual resources, technical services, and its Instructional Technology Group, a unit within the library that develops computer tools and services to push information to faculty, students and researchers. Website: www.gsd.harvard.edu/library

The Harvard Law School Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
The Harvard Law School Library is the second largest library at Harvard and the world's largest academic law library collection, exceeding 2 million volumes and volume equivalents. By collecting from every national jurisdiction in the world, the Library has accumulated one of the world's great international and foreign law library collections. It also is fortunate to have an extensive and exceptional collection of rare books, manuscripts and art. A recent extensive renovation of Langdell Hall, the library's principal home, has created for the students and faculty a technologically modern and comfortable facility for research and study. For further information about the library, please visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/library.

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has been at the forefront of collecting, cataloging and making available for research those papers, books, and other materials essential for understanding women's lives and contribution. The Schlesinger Library is a national resource open to all. Website: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/

Harvard College Library

Godfrey Lowell Cabot Science Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22
Collections support a broad range of sciences including astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, zoology, history of science, agriculture, engineering, and environmental science. It also holds research collections in pure mathematics and theoretical statistics.

Houghton Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22
Primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts. Collections focus on the study of Western Civilization, particularly European and American history and literature. Includes special collections in printing, graphic arts, and the theater.

Littauer Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22
Supports the Social Sciences Program and includes books and journals on economics, government, and political science, with special collections focusing on industrial relations.

Tozzer Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22
Houses one of the world's foremost collections supporting the study of anthropology, extending to all its subfields, including archaeology. Renowned for collections relating to the indigenous people of the Americas.

Fine Arts Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
One of the world's most comprehensive academic art libraries. Covers all of Western and non-Western art and architecture, from antiquity to the present. Special collections in East Asian and Islamic art and architecture.

Harvard-Yenching Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
Most extensive academic research collection on East Asian materials outside of Asia. Collection consists of publications in the humanities and social sciences on traditional and modern East Asia. Renowned for its rare books and manuscripts.

Hilles Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
Supports general undergraduate studies in the humanities and social sciences, and contains the Morse Music Library, which houses a collection of contemporary sound recordings.

Lamont Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
General undergraduate college library supporting humanities and social sciences curriculum. Houses the Woodberry Poetry Room, which contains a special collection of contemporary poetry.

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
Date: Thursday, August 23
One of the world's preeminent libraries supporting music research. Materials include thousands of books, scores, and recordings; a world music archive; the world's largest collection of Turkish and Indian classical music; and an extensive Mozart archive.

Special Libraries at Harvard:

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Ernst Mayr Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22
26 Oxford St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Ernst Mayr Library collects works in the fields of systematic zoology, general zoology (comparative anatomy and physiology), organismal biology, biodiversity, conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, marine biology, biological oceanography, ethology, and paleontology. In addition, the library has an extensive early natural history collection, as well as Special Collections consisting of many old and rare volumes including the papers of Louis Agassiz and others associated with the Museum, and natural history art. The archives of the MCZ are also here. There are 109,000 monographs and 2223 currently received serial titles.

Harvard University Herbaria
Botany Libraries
Date: Wednesday, August 22
22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Botany Libraries comprise the administrative unit that oversees the five collections of the Harvard University Herbaria: the Cambridge portion of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum, the Gray Herbarium Library, the Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, the Oakes Ames Economic Botany Library, and Orchid Library. Collections include the literature of plant taxonomy, Old and New World floras, economic botany, ethnobotany, Linneana, plant exploration, concepts of evolution, cryptogamic botany (fungi, mosses, lichens, algae), and plant science related bibliographies and biographies. Collections also include maps and archival holdings of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, botanical art, specimens, and other artifacts. Combined holdings exceed 272,000 volumes and date from the late 15th century.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
The MIT Libraries include five major subject libraries (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities; science; social sciences and management) and several branch libraries in specialized subject areas. The Libraries' webpage (http://libraries.mit.edu/) presents information about library services and its collection of more than 2.5 million volumes and other materials, and online access to over 200 databases and over 1600 electronic journal titles.

Those interested in visiting MIT may choose one of the following tours:

  1. General. Visitors will learn about the MIT Libraries and tour a few of the locations.
  2. The Barker Engineering Library is located under the Great Dome of MIT, in the same space created for an engineering library when the Institute's original neoclassical buildings were first opened in 1916. Now the library provides innovative services to support engineering study and research, and contains a premier collection of engineering literature.
  3. The 1996 renovation of the Lewis Music Library combines a highly efficient use of space with an elegant beauty. A curved mezzanine, defined with glass panels with an etched piece of music by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer John Harbison for the library, contains custom-built listening carrels and other specialized music spaces. The extensive collection is housed in compact shelving.
  4. The collection of the Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning began in 1866 and has continuously developed since that time. Special features are collections in architectural and art history and in urban and regional planning, a collection of rare materials dating from the 16th century, the Aga Khan Collection on architectural design and urban history in Islamic cultures, and the Rotch Library Visual Collections.
  5. The Aeronautics/Astronautics Library moved to a new facility in the Fall of 2000 as part of its academic department's project to create a Complex Systems Development and Operations Laboratory, integrating the information services of the library with student engineering design work. Visitors will learn about the library services and its in-depth current and retrospective collection, and will visit the teaching laboratory.
  6. DSpace. The Libraries are in the midst of a $1.8 million two-year joint project with the Hewlett-Packard Company to build a digital repository of articles and multimedia content produced by MIT authors. Issues addressed are storage, submission, retrieval, searching, access control, rights management, and publishing capabilities. Project staff will present a progress report and discuss the applicability of this new technology to other institutions.
Website: http://libraries.mit.edu

Northeastern University
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 and Thursday, August 23, 2001
Transportation: Walking
The Northeastern University Libraries, with 925,000 volumes and extensive other resources, serve a population of 16,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students in arts and sciences and in professional disciplines. Snell Library, a 240,000 gross square foot facility, opened in 1990. Tour highlights will include an interactive library instruction room for information literacy programs, a computer commons, a media center with its system for video transmission to classrooms, a new integrated library management system, and archives/special collections. Time permitting, other educational technology sites, a TV training studio, and specialized labs, may be visited.
Website: www.lib.neu.edu

Emerson College
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Walking
The Emerson College Library focuses on the communication arts and sciences. Collections emphasize performing arts, radio-television-film production and history, communication studies, speech and communication disorders, and writing/ publishing. The new Library (1999) was designed to facilitate group and individual study, and includes an electronic classroom for library instruction. The College Archives, located in the Library, provides a window onto Boston theatre in the twentieth century.
Website: www.emerson.edu/library

Tufts University
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Transportation: Bus
The Tisch Library supports the teaching and research of the Arts, Sciences and Engineering School faculty, staff and students (4200 undergrads and 1500 graduate students). Renovated and expanded in 1996 by Shepley, Richardson, Bulfinch and Abbott architectural firm, visitors frequently remark how inviting and well-organized the library is using state-of-the-art technology. Services of not include: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center, University Archives with electronic workflow linked to their website, Electronic Resources Center library instruction facility and a Media Center with 5 media classrooms.
Website: www.library.tufts.edu/tisch.html

Special Libraries

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Transportation: Bus
NEDCC is the largest non-profit, regional conservation facility in the United States. Founded in 1973 its services include the conservation of paper, books, and photographic materials, preservation microfilm and photoduplication services. Outreach programs (including surveys, workshops, and disaster assistance) are also essential NEDCC services. NEDCC has become a national and international resource for conservation treatment and preservation education. In 1990, NEDCC moved its headquarters to a state-of-the-art conservation facility located in a restored mill building in Andover, MA.
Website: www.nedcc.org

Perkins School for the Blind
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Bus
The library is a member of the Library of Congress/ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped network of cooperating libraries. The 22,000 square foot campus facility which houses the mail-order public library program includes a recording studio, shipping/receiving operations, a 3,000 volume Braille collection, a 500,000 volume audio book collection, office functions, and example of adaptive workstations.

School Libraries

Lincoln Elementary School, Brookline High School
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The Burack Library of Brookline high School is a busy, centrally located laboratory in a high school of 1800 students learn to find information in many formats. The professional staff of 3 library media specialists teaches information literacy and technology skills, and literature appreciation to classes and individual students in the context of all disciplines. The library space includes 42 computers, a classroom, a computer lab, and a multimedia production room. Library collections are chosen to support the curriculum of the school.
Website: www.brookline.mec.edu

Law Libraries

Social Law Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The social Law Library is a reference library serving Massachusetts lawyers, judges and their staffs. The library has a comprehensive collection of Anglo-American primary and secondary law sources. Thorough the website socialaw.com the Library gives its members access to numerous sources of primary Massachusetts jurisprudence and administrative law.
Website: www.socialaw.com

U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit Library
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
Located in the new federal courthouse on Boston Harbor. Opened in 1998. Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. 9th floor location has spectacular view. View of Boston across the harbor from the 9-story conoid window of the public gallery. Collection includes federal materials, treatises covering many subject areas, state materials for the 1st and 2nd circuits (MA, ME, NH, RI, Puerto Rico, NY, CT, VT). Spanish civil law material. Roughly 1/3 of the shelving is state-of-the-art motorized compact shelving. Contains the archive for the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Medical Libraries

Countway Library of Medicine
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The Library houses toe collections of the Harvard Medical School library and the Boston Medical School library and the Boston Medical Library. The Library is one of the largest depositories for rare books, both in the United States and worldwide. In 2000, the Library underwent s $25 million renovation to upgrade the physical plant and to provide the networking capability necessary to handling digital information.
Website: www.countway.harvard.edu

Massachusetts General Hospital
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
Largest in country, oldest in country, hospital library with research, clinical, teaching and patient education focus, Consumer Health Reference Center for the state, innovative projects with Cancer Resource Room and Community Health Centers; Partners Librarians Network relationships, all librarians do reference model, increasing cross training
Website: www.mgh.harvard.edu/library/library.htm

Business and Finance Libraries

Fidelity Management
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
The Equity Research InfoCenter supports the Analysts and Portfolio Managers in the Equity Division at the Fidelity Management and Research Company. Each of our Information Consultants work closely with one of Equity's Sector focused Analyst Team, assisting with company valuation and stock performance research and industry and market analysis. We rely heavily on both bibliographic databases and financial databases such as FactSet, Stockval, FirstCall, Datastream and Haver. We have created an internal web site, which integrates internal and external industry research and provides a portal to InfoCenter and other internal and external research tools, including a web interface to our Equity Library Catalog.

Government Libraries

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Public Transportation
Located near popular tourist sites (Faneuil Hall and Holocaust Memorial), EPA New England Library is one of 10 US Environmental Protection Agency regional libraries with core collection of agency documents predominantly scientific/technical in nature. Includes a self-contained law library, special collections of New England materials, wetlands information, educational resources/curricula, videos, pamphlets and analytical test methods. There are three workstations for public access to CD ROMs and the Internet; a microfiche collection of Environment Abstracts since 1980 and a reader/printer.
Website: www.epa.gov/region01/oarm/index.html

Art Libraries

Museum of Fine Arts
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Walking
The Main Library houses about 2/3 of the Library's collection, the remainder being hosed in 8 departmental libraries, including the School library. We have an interesting collection of artist's books, and a small number of rare books. The Library is situated just above the Huntington Avenue entrance; directly outside our door are the Sargent murals, recently cleaned and quite magnificent.
Website: www.mfa.org/library/index.htm

Music Libraries

New England Conservatory of Music
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Transportation: Walking
Conservatory library with collection of 120,000 scores, sound recordings and books about music. Supports a college of about 750 music students enrolled in BM, MM and DMA degree programs. Special collections include manuscripts and 1st editions of Boston area composers active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Website: www.newenglandconservatory.edu/libraries

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