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Try Gale Testing and Education Reference Center for free until 3/23/18!

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Dependable Guidance and Research Tools
Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) can help guide patrons in a number of areas:

Test prep—Full-length, timed practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much preparation they need before taking an exam.

March is Women's History Month

Remarkable women we overlooked in our obituaries

What do Ida B. Wells, Qui Jin, Mary Ewing Outerbridge, Diane Arbus, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Plath, Henrietta Lacks, Madhubala, Emily Warren Roebling, Nella Larsen, Ada Lovelace and Margaret Abbott have in commons? They are all women who did not appear in a New York Times obituary. Visit the NYT and read their stories.

Nella Larsen, 1891-1964. A Harlem Renaissance-era writer whose heritage informed her modernist take on the topic of race.

Mary Ewing Outerbridge, 1852-1886. Established what may have been
America’s first tennis court in the 1870s.


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.



Modified Hours

  • ‚ÄčTues., March 20 - Closing at 2:15 p.m. for staff professional development (rescheduled from snow day)
  • Library Closed R1-R7 for MCAS testing. Re-opens for after school hours:
    • Tues. March 27 
    • Wed. March 28 
    • Thurs. March 29  

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  • Hours: 7:25 am - 4:00 pm

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