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New books on African American history -- Yes, you can borrow these from the Keefe Library!

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Developing a Black Meritocracy:

A History of Black Graduates of the Boston Latin School

by Adelaide Cromwell, 1985 

Now available digitally through the Internet Archive


Parker Bailey (class of 1877) first African-American graduate of BLS


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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.

Important Information about Requesting BPL Books



In order to request BPL material for delivery to Boston Latin School, teachers and students must use the  new BPS schools page created by BPL. The process to find and request material is the same:

  • Login (with your BPL card and PIN)

  • Search for the title

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


Regular Hours

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

Keefe Library Modified Hours for February
  • Tuesday, February 12 -- Closed after school for professional development
  • Friday, February 15 -- Closed after school for February vacation

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

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