At this time, library buildings and physical services are restricted to current BC students, faculty, and staff.
Please see Visiting the Libraries for updates.
All alumni of Boston College's undergraduate and graduate programs and schools are welcomed back to use the resources of the Libraries onsite and other services and resources as detailed below. The Boston College Libraries (excluding the Law Library) are open to the public.
Alumni have borrowing privileges at all the Boston College Libraries except the Law Library. The loan period for alumni is 28 days with two renewals per item permitted. At the Educational Resource Center (ERC) alumni have borrowing privileges (excluding all educational and psychological tests) for 14 days with one renewal (28 days total).
Guests have borrowing privileges at all the Boston College Libraries except the Educational Resource Center and the Law Library. The loan period for guests is 28 days with two renewals per item.
To obtain a borrowing card see the Guest and Alumni Borrowing page.
|Format||Loan Period||Number of renewals 2||Loan Limits|
|28 days||56 days||10|
|Pop DVD||4 days||None||2|
|Pop Reading||28 days||None||2|
|Media 1||7 days||7 days||4|
**Alumni/Guests are not able to check out Daily technology (iPads, Laptops, Flip Cameras), Hourly technology (Laptop chargers, Headphones, VGA Adaptors, Graphing Calculators), Print or Media course reserves, or Popular e-books.
1: DVDs, VHS, CDs, POP DVD, laserdisks, Vinyl, Cassettes, & CD ROMS
2: Renewal Period: Most loans can be renewed an unlimited number of times during the renewal period unless recalled. Items must be returned to the library when the renewal period expires.
Scanners are available to alumni and guests at no cost.
We have arranged for remote access to the following databases for BC alumni:
Login or Register for access on the BC Alumni Community Research Resources page.
While on campus, many databases and online resources found in our Library catalog are available to walk-in users including alumni and guests. Some are restricted to current students and faculty. Call the O'Neill Library at 617-552-8038 before you visit to make sure the resource you are interested in is available.
If you live in Massachusetts you are eligible for a borrowing card at your local public library which will give you remote access to databases available through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners site. If you do not live in Massachusetts consult your local public library for information about accessing databases.