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The Scandinavian Cultural Center & Library’s mission is to curate and celebrate the rich tapestry of Nordic arts, culture, and literature to the people of the Boston area and beyond.


The Scandinavian Cultural Center & Library’s vision is to grow a community where Nordic arts, culture, and literature flourish, without geographical boundaries, for generations to come.

The Nordic Hall

The Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Living Center is the primary performance and exhibition space for the Cultural Center. Inspired by the aesthetic of Swedish painter Carl Larsson, the hall was designed by CBT Architects and opened in the autumn of 2001, it is a beautiful, airy hall ideal for art exhibitions or installations as well as performances and lectures. The hall is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system and projection screen, and accommodates an audience of 100.

The Scandinavian Library

The Scandinavian Library was founded in 1994 to be a meeting place for people from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland in the greater Boston area.

In 2024 the Scandinavian Library merged with the Scandinavian Cultural Center to work together towards their shared mission. The 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization includes a board of directors that is made up of representatives from the five Nordic countries.


The Kaffestugan coffee shop is open Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and special Scandinavian treats while reading newspapers and magazines, or catching up with friends.

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Card to Culture

The Scandinavian Cultural Center & Library is a proud member of Card to Culture.

The Card to Culture discount is available to Massachusetts residents who are SNAP/EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare cardholders. Eligible cardholders cardholders may receive up to 4 free tickets to Scandinavian Cultural Center & Library events (excluding fundraisers). For more information, email

Did you know anyone with these Massachusetts-issued cards can get reduced or free admission to more than 300 cultural organizations across the Commonwealth? Access the power of culture with your EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card by checking out the full list of participating organizations online.

Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program is a collaboration between the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector.