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Located in the original Bapst Library building on Boston College's Chestnut Hill campus, the John J. Burns Library offers students, scholars, and the general public opportunities to engage with rare books, special collections, and archives.
Consult a subject librarian for help with your research, to set up alerts to new publications in your areas of interest and to answer any research and library related questions. Selected research support services are described in our Research Support guide.
The DMP Tool helps researchers create a data management plan fitting to their needs and based on agency guidelines. This secure website quickly links to customized help for Boston College researchers. Templates help build DMPs based on agency guidelines. The service includes local support guidelines and contacts in the Boston College Libraries and the Office of Sponsored Research.
The Burns Library is home to more than 250,000 volumes, some 16,000,000 manuscripts and important collections of architectural records, maps, art works, newspapers, photographs, films, prints, artifacts and ephemera.
Search libraries worldwide to find material owned by BC and beyond. Request items from other libraries including Boston Library Consortium (BLC) libraries. Consortium items are usually delivered to BC in 2-5 days.
The cognate and theology collections of the BTI make it one of the richest theological library centers in the world. Visit the O'Neill Library or Theology & Ministry Library Circulation Desk for information on borrowing materials from a BTI library.
This program allows faculty members of participating institutions borrowing privileges and on-site access to almost 200 important research libraries in North America. You must have an RFBP borrowing card, issued by Boston College, to gain access or borrow from a participating institution. For more information contact any Subject Specialist.