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To ensure that all Boston College faculty, staff, and students have access to the libraries' collections, resources and facilities, a variety of services are provided to assist users' with disabilities. Community members conducting research in the libraries may also request staff assistance but precedence is provided to Boston College affiliates.

Books, Photocopying & Scanning

We will provide physical assistance with retrieving books from the stacks, photocopying, scanning and completing Interlibrary Loan requests. Most retrieval requests can be accommodated at point of need. However, if requesting multiple items, use the Request feature of the Catalog, or call the circulation desk of the library where the items are housed in advance so that staff can have the items ready for pick-up. For more information, email Paul Bridden at

Students with visual impairments should work with the Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities to obtain textbooks or course readings in a format that can be used on text readers such as JAWS. For additional information about Disability Support Services, please visit Accessibility at BC or call Paulette Durrett, the Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities (Phone: 617-552-3470 | TTY: 617-552-8914).

Reference Assistance

In each library, we can assist with finding library resources. If in-depth assistance is needed, it is recommended that students make an appointment with a Subject Librarian.

Additional Resources

The Connors Family Learning Center in O'Neill Library provides special services and support for all students with learning disabilities and all who teach and/or advise students with learning disabilities.  For more information, call or email Kathy Duggan at (617) 552-8093 or



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