We encourage the pursuit of all scholarly endeavors. Activities that inhibit the ability of others to work in a safe and supportive environment are not acceptable and may result in restricted access to the Libraries and its resources.
Most online resources are governed by license agreements which restrict use to the Boston College community and to on-site users within the Boston College Libraries for the purposes of research, teaching, and scholarly study. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses these products only for individual, non-commercial use without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information. Acceptable use forbids downloading contents of entire issues of journals, several chapters of online books, or significant portions of databases. The use of software such as scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire Boston College community.
Animals in the Library
Service animals are permitted. Pets are not allowed in any library.
Turn cell phones off or set to vibrate as you enter the library. Out of respect for others, if you must use a cell phone while in a library, move to one of the following general locations if your conversation will be more than a few seconds:
- public space away from quiet study areas
- study rooms
- lobbies or entrances to libraries (that are not part of the main library)
Any person who does not comply with this policy may be asked to leave the library.