Directions / Contact Information


Parking. There is no parking at the library, although there are several nearby parking garages. The best options are the Boston Common garage, which is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the library, and the Center Plaza Garage at 75 Street ( There is also a valet parking located at 17 Beacon Street, but availability is at a premium.

Subway. We are a short walk up from the Park Street stop on the Red and Green Lines, the State Street stop on the Orange Line, and the Government Center stop on the Blue Line. Head towards the Massachusetts State House and then we will be right nearby at 14 Beacon Street.

When you Arrive. The entrance to 14 Beacon now has a handy entry kiosk outside the front door. Open the brass door, tap the screen, and you will see a button for the Congregational Library. Tap the button, and then someone will buzz you in! From there, take the elevator or the stairs to the second floor. 

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14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Fax: 617-523-0491


For questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning materials, please contact us by phone (617-523-0470 x102), email, or write us at the address above.


For research related questions, please email, or write us at the address above.

General Information

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The reading room is currently open on an appointment-only basis. We have two slots, the AM slot from 9-12 and a PM slot from 1-4. The library fully closes from 12-1 for staff lunches. Please email for details. Membership is not required for use of our collections or our reading room.