What We Are

The Insurance Library Association of Boston was established in 1887. It is the country’s first, and only remaining, independent library dedicated solely to the subject of insurance.

The Library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and digital materials, including insurance policies and forms, periodicals, legal treatises, and insurance memorabilia. But while we are proud of our 136-year role as a comprehensive insurance reference and research resource, we are far more than just a library.

The Insurance Library provide an array of education programs–including webinars and in-person classes, licensing and designation exam preparation courses, and virtual or in-person customized in-house classes and courses. We also provide engagement events, including our signature event, the Insurance Professional of the Year Award gala, our annual Insurance Library Scavenger Hunt, the Nancy Z. Bender Award for customer or community service, and our popular summer intern program, which offers education programs, networking opportunities, and special events for summer interns and early career professionals working for member organizations.

Our Mission

The Library’s mission is to provide the insurance, risk management, and legal communities, as well as the public, with excellent research resources and services, high-quality education programs, and opportunities for engagement.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as the preeminent nonprofit provider of such services and programs, build upon our unique position as a hub for engagement, and expand our reach nationally.