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Studying at BC Libraries

We offer a variety of study environments which, depending on the library, range from very quiet to collaborative group spaces. Seating options also run the gamut from individual carrels to table seating to comfortable lounge chairs.

Reservable Group Study Spaces

  • O'Neill Library 5th Floor. Book a study room through the online reservation form.
  • O'Neill Library Digital Studio. Email digitalstudio@bc.edu to make a reservation
  • Theology Ministry Library: has a limited amount of group study space which groups of two or more may reserve by emailing TMLRoomReservations. Space not reserved in advance is available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Social Work Library has two study room available for groups of two or more which can be reserved at http://libcal.bc.edu/booking/swl

Quiet & Individual Study Spaces

  • O'Neill Library 4th and 5th Floors
  • Bapst Library 
  • Gargan Hall
  • Social Work Library
  • Educational Resource Library
  • Theology & Ministry Library

Collaborative Study Spaces (First Come, First Serve)

  • O'Neill Library 1st floor
  • O'Neill Library Digital Studio
  • Theology & Ministry Library: Collaborative Learning Room
  • Educational Resource Center: Collaboration Room
 

Graduate Student Study Spaces

There are several spaces across BC Libraries that are designed for graduate student use only.

  • O'Neill Library Graduate Reading Room.  4th Floor
  • O'Neill Library Group Study Room 511. Check the online reservation form to view availability.
  • Theology & Ministry Library. School of Theology and Ministry and St. John's Seminary students who are writing a thesis or dissertation may reserve a closed study carrel. Carrel information and applications are available at the TML Circulation Desk

Late Night Study Spaces

  • O'Neill Library: open 24/5 Sunday-Thursday during the fall and spring semesters
  • Gargan Hall in Bapst Library: open until 2am Sunday-Thursday during the fall and spring semesters
  • The O'Connell House Student Union has study space 7 days a week beginning at 8 a.m. The house closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday

Libraries with Restricted Access

  • Law Library: reserved for Law School students.
  • Burns Library:reserved for researchers using the collections in the Burns Library.

While both of these libraries welcome visitors, general studying is restricted.