If architectural beauty and historic research collections are important to you, then you should visit the George Peabody Library. The collection was started in 1860 as part of the Peabody Institute and is a Victorian research library with over 300,000 volumes.
Notable collection strengths are archaeology, British art and architecture, British and American history, biography, English and American literature, Romance languages and literature, history of science, and exploration and travel.
To learn more about the library, register for the Spring course “Reading Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Library” meeting at the Peabody Thursdays 2-4:20.
The George Peabody Library is open to readers Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Its collection does not circulate. They are located at 17 E. Mount Vernon Place.