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Burns Library Donations


Financial Support

How to donate to Burns Library

How to Give

Your financial gift to John J. Burns Library helps us to host events and programs, purchase special supplies and equipment, and acquire rare books and manuscripts that enhance the value of our collections for research and teaching.

In addition to receiving an acknowledgement from our Burns Librarian, all monetary gifts are reported to our Office of University Advancement, which will issue a formal receipt for tax purposes.


To make a gift online with a credit card, visit For BC

Be sure to choose “Burns Library” from the dropdown menu labeled “I wish to make my gift to...”

By Check

Please make your check payable to "Boston College," note "gift for Burns Library" on the memo line, and mail it to:

Christian Dupont, Burns Librarian
John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

By Phone

Please call our Office of University Advancement toll free at 888-752-6438. Mention that you would like to make a gift to Burns Library and provide your credit card details.

Additional Ways to Give

For gifts of securities and wire transfers, please contact Christine Russo at 617-552-3517 or

To discuss charitable gift annuities, trusts, and other planned giving arrangements, please contact Boston College's Office of Gift Planning at 877-304-SHAW.

For additional giving options and contact information, please visit How to Give

Matching Gifts

If your employer or your spouse's employer has a matching gift program, your gift to Boston College may be doubled or even tripled. Your employer’s human resources department can supply you with specific instructions about its process for matching gifts. In some cases, a spouse's company will also match the gift.

Find out if the company you work for will match your gifts to BC.