The Theology and Ministry Library (TML) supports research, teaching, and learning at the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) and Saint John's Seminary. The TML engages the constituents of the STM, St. John's Seminary, and the wider Boston College community by fostering a welcoming, contemplative, and collaborative environment for study and research. The library's collection of 300,000 volumes is especially strong in biblical studies, Jesuitica, and Catholic theology and history. The TML is also a member library of the Boston Theological Institute Libraries and Resources Network whose libraries' combined collections—to which STM and St. John’s students have full borrowing access-- number nearly 1.5 million volumes in theology and related disciplines.
Equipped with several public computers and a computer lab, the library offers wireless internet access, printing, scanning and photocopying.TML librarians provide a full range of services and assistance in the use and understanding of library resources. Watch for announcements each semester about theological research workshops taught by the TML Reference staff.
The atrium gallery in the lower level of the Theology and Ministry Library offers approximately 90 linear feet of space along three walls fitted with picture rail. Exhibits are sought which are consistent with the Jesuit mission of Boston College and, more specifically, with the mission and values of the School of Theology and Ministry. For more information, ask at the circulation desk.
The Writing Companions Corner offers assistance with writing assignments related to coursework for STM students at all levels. Find us in Room 213 of the Theology and Ministry Library where a tutoring appointment sign-up sheet is posted on the door.
The TML houses the Creagh Collection of Canon Law and a variety of other materials in TML 300 (The Ryan Room) which are available for use in the library only by eligible Boston College Libraries borrowers under the following guidelines:
Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday or by appointment.
Please schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance.