painting of rough seas.

Online & Digital Resources

Anywhere, anytime. Our digital assets and collections, ebooks, audiobooks, and more bring the accessibility of our collection to new level — and to you, wherever you are.

From Audiobooks to Sculpture
covers of books available for digital use.

ebooks & Audiobooks

Thousands of books and audiobooks from which to choose from cloudLibrary. Read online, tablet, or other mobile device. Learn More

Electronic Resources

Electronic resources include databases of reference works, newspapers, journals, and books. They also include resources outside our own holdings such aas JSTOR and The Boston Globe issues (1872-1993). Learn More

framed painting.

Paintings & Sculpture Online

View images of our paintings and sculpture in our collections. From Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of John Adams and Giovanni Paolo Panini’s painting of St. Peter’s Basilica to an art deco plaster relief of Libby Dam. Learn More

Digital Collections

Our image repository offers over 13,000 partial and fully digitized items from our collections of rare books, paintings, prints, photographs, maps, and more. New materials are added frequently. Learn More

Scans & Permissions

We require that all requests for the use of images of materials in our collections be made in writing. Learn More

Athena statue head and shoulders


Our online catalog, Athena, is a comprehensive list of everything in our collections. It’s a good place to start your search. The second stop is to reach out to a librarian for help. Go to Catalog