We have several agreements with groups and organizations that extend library privileges free of charge to members of the BC community. Privileges are determined by the host library and may differ from your borrowing privileges here at BC.
Boston Library Consortium (For BC faculty, staff and students)
Current Boston College faculty, staff and students may borrow materials from Brandeis, Boston University, and Northeastern University by presenting their Boston College ID. By logging into My Accounts, you will be able to view and renew items borrowed from these institutions.
Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Cards
To borrow materials from a BLC library other than Brandeis, Northeastern University and Boston University (See walk-in borrowing above), first visit the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk to pick up a consortium card that demonstrates that you are in good standing with Boston College Libraries. Present your consortium card and Boston College ID at the member library to obtain borrowing privileges from that library.
Boston Theological Institute (For BC Theology & STM Faculty and Graduate Students only)
BC Theology Department faculty and theology graduate students
BC School of Theology & Ministry (STM) faculty and students
Association of Jesuit College & Universities (BC Faculty only)
Borrowing from an AJCU Library
Additional Reciprocal Programs
OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program is a program for current faculty only. Faculty can obtain a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card in person from the O’Neill Library Circulation Desk which allows them access and/or borrowing privileges at participating institutions. To borrow materials, the visiting faculty member must present the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card and any other identification the participating institution requires.
SHARES, a program of the OCLC Research Library Partnership, extends access privileges to faculty, emeritus faculty, students, and academic staff of partner institutions to use the collections and services at other SHARES libraries. Please note that in-library use of material is permitted, but borrowing privileges may not begranted. Please see the SHARES on-site access policy for more details.