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Directions to the Chestnut Hill Campus

From points North and South

Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College. 

From points West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College. 

From Downtown Boston

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.

Chestnut Hill Campus Parking Garages

If you plan to park on campus, please use the following addresses for navigation. Parking is extremely limited on middle campus. Adequate parking is available in the garages below. 

Please check the Campus Parking Maps website for up-to-date information about parking location.

For the Beacon St Garage

Use the intersection of Beacon and Chestnut Hill Drive, Boston, MA 02135. Head west on Beacon and the entrance to the Beacon Street Garage is just a few blocks headed west on Beacon Street. Map your trip on Google Maps

For the Commonwealth Avenus Garage

Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. From St. Thomas More Road, take Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Garage. 
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To enter Boston College via its Main Gate, use the 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA address for navigation. Map your trip on Google Maps

Directions to the Brighton Campus

The Theology and Ministry Library is located on the Brighton Campus of Boston College. The address is 117 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135. The telephone number is 617-552-0549.

From North of Boston

Enter Boston via the Tobin Bridge. Exit onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive and take the Kenmore Square exit. Turn right and follow Commonwealth Avenue into Kenmore Square. Stay to the right and continue on Commonwealth Avenue for about 5 miles until you reach the main entrance to the Brighton campus on your right. Turn right onto Brighton campus and continue along the driveway until you see a large parking lot on your left. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

From South and West of Boston

Take Route 128 North to exit 20A, to Route 9 East. Follow Route 9E past the first four traffic lights (about three miles). At the fifth light (there will be a CVS on your left), turn left onto Hammond Street. Continue over the bridge for 0.8 miles to the traffic light. This is Beacon Street; go across Beacon Street and take a quick right at the fork onto College Road. Continue for 0.3 miles. At the intersection with Commonwealth Avenue, turn right and continue to the set of traffic lights where Commonwealth Avenue intersects with Lake Street. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Lake Street and then make an immediate right turn into the Brighton Campus driveway (there is no sign at this entrance). Follow the driveway uphill past and around the School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake St.) Once you have crested the hill and rounded a bend to your right past the school, you will see a large parking lot below. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

From the Mass Turnpike (I-90)

Take I-90 East to Exit 17 (Newton/Watertown). Take the first right on to Centre Street. Proceed 1.5 miles to Commonwealth Avenue; take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue and continue to the set of traffic lights where Commonwealth Avenue intersects with Lake Street. At the traffic light, turn left onto Lake Street and then make an immediate right turn into the Brighton Campus driveway (there is no sign at this entrance). Follow the driveway uphill past and around the School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake St.) Once you have crested the hill and rounded a bend to your right past the school, you will see a large parking lot below. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

By Public Transportation

Take the Green Line (B train) to the Boston College stop. Walk from the T stop to Lake Street. Cross Lake Street at the intersection with Commonwealth Avenue and enter Brighton Campus (there is no sign at this entrance). Follow the sidewalk uphill past and around the School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake St.) Once you have crested the hill and rounded a bend to your right past the school, you will see a large parking lot below. The Theology and Ministry Library (117 Lake Street) sits at the far northern edge of the lot.

Directions to the Newton Campus

The Boston College Law Library is located on the Newton Campus of Boston College. The address is 885 Centre Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459. The telephone number is 617-552-4434.

From the Mass Pike (east-bound)

Take exit 17 and make your first right after the set of lights, onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street approximately two miles through two sets of lights. The entrance to the Newton Campus is on your right, approximately .5 mile after the second set of lights.

From the Mass Pike (west-bound)

Take exit 17 and go straight off the ramp. After the ramp, you will go through two sets of lights. After the second set, turn left at the sign that says "Newton Centre/Boston." You will be making a 180-degree turn and should stay in the right lane. Take your first right after the 180-degree turn onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street approximately two miles through two sets of lights. The entrance to the Newton Campus is on your right, approximately .5 mile after the second set of lights.

From Route 9

Take the Newton Center/Centre Street Exit. Follow Centre Street through Newton Centre and then across Commonwealth Avenue. The Newton Campus is on the left side of the street, approximately .75 mile after Commonwealth Avenue.

By Public Transportation

Take the MBTA Green Line "B" (Boston College) line to Boston College (main campus) and board a shuttle bus operated by the university that runs to the Newton campus (Law School campus). The shuttle bus to the Newton campus runs only infrequently during the summer months.

Or, take the MBTA Green Line "D" (Riverside) line to Newton Center. Exit station, walk to Centre Street and board MBTA #52 bus to the Law School. It is approximately one mile from the Newton Center station to the Law School. Note that this bus does not run on Sundays.