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Planning a Visit to Burns Library
Burns Library reading room is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30 am- 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:30 pm. All guest researchers are required to make appointments; BC students, faculty and staff are encouraged but not required to do so as well. See our access plan for details on making an appointment and the safety guidelines we will be following. Contact our staff if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

We regret that we cannot plan any onsite events for the public until further notice, but we are presently offering some online events for this semester. We invite you to join our mailing list so that you may receive event announcements and invitations directly via email.



“The Irish Influence”
Fridays, 4:30pm

Zoom webinar

How the culture of Ireland has shaped and still shapes the story of America – that’s the tale explored in this series of Zoom conversations, hosted by BC professors Mike Cronin and Joe Nugent in Dublin. Each week “The Irish Influence” features an interview with a guest who is at the heart of Irish cultural life today: actors, writers, historians, filmmakers, musicians, dancers. Check out the online schedule for details. The Irish Influence is an initiative by Boston College Ireland and Irish Studies at Boston College, and kindly supported by the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston.

Past Events