Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Arachnids and Arachnology

A guide to library resources and other information sources regarding arachnids and the history of their study.

Research Services at the Central Library in Copley Square

Research Services librarians are available at the information desk in the Washington Room of the McKim Building on the 2nd floor.

Research Services offers expert research and study assistance on all subjects. Librarians can help you with searching the library’s print and online collections and our online databases of articles and research sources. For any items the library does not own, librarians can assist patrons with requesting material from other libraries.

You can contact the department by email at ask@bpl.org, through our online Research Question form, or by mail at:

The Boston Public Library
Central Library at Copley Square
Research Services
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116

Reference Services at Branch Libraries

Each branch library offers expert research and study assistance on all subjects. Librarians are available to assist patrons with searching the library’s print and electronic resources, and all other collections online and in our buildings. For any items the library does not own, librarians can assist patrons with requesting material from other libraries.

Ask at the Circulation Desk of any branch for the staff person able to answer your questions, or look for the Adult Reference desk.