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Planning a Visit to Burns Library
Burns Library summer hours are Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30 am-1:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:30 pm. All researchers are required to make appointments. Construction work may have impact on research hours, and will affect both the entrance to the building and the availability of materials. Reference staff will keep all appointment holders updated on any impact to their visit. See our services page for more information on access to the library, and 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