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New nonfiction books -- Yes, you can borrow these from the Keefe Library!

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We're gone for the summer. See you in September!

"Morgens am Nordstrand" by Surfguard is licensed under Creative Commons

March 11, 2019


About the Keefe Library

Harry V. Keefe '39
In 1998, the generosity of Harry V. Keefe and family allowed the transformation of BLS's former cafeteria space into one of the finest secondary school libraries in the country. Special library features include an archive room, several classrooms, comfortable reading areas, study carrels and computer workstations. Numerous endowed book funds permit the acquisition of hundreds of new titles each year.  
Mission Statement
In pursuit of the broader mission of the Boston Public Schools, the Boston Public School Library Program collaborates in the teaching and learning of students to find and use information, effectively instilling a love of reading, providing a flexible space for individualized learning, and offering personalized connections with print, digital, and media resources, and information to support all facets of 21st century academic learning.


Regular Hours

Monday - Friday, 7:25 am to 4:00 pm

Keefe Library End of Year Modified Hours
  • Tues. 6/4 Closed R1-R7 for MCAS. Reopens after school.
  • Wed. 6/5 Closed R1-R7 for MCAS. Closed after school for librarian professional development.
  • Mon. 6/10 -  Library is closed for exams and after school for graduation. 
  • Tues. 6/11- Library is closed for exams and closed afterschool for professional development.
  • Wed. 6/12 - Library is closed for exams. No after school hours.
  • Thurs. 6/13 - Library is closed for 8th grade take-over. No after school hours.
  • Fri. 6/14 - Wed.6/19 - Library is closed except for book return or with special permission from a teacher to complete late work. 
  • Tues. 6/18 - Last day to return Boston Public Library books for delivery back to branch.

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Important Information about Requesting BPL Books



Use the  new BPL schools page created by BPL to request BPL material for delivery to Boston Latin School:

  • Login (with your BPL card and PIN)

  • Search for the title

  • Click on "Request" (Make sure Boston Latin School is selected as delivery location.)

General Information



7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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