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Renew & Return

Loan policies at the Boston College Libraries

Returning material

Returning In Person: BC books and ILL books can be returned to any library when open or to the exterior book drops at O'Neill Library 1st floor between the doors to the atrium or the Theology & Ministry Library.

Returning By Mail:
Boston College O'Neill Library
Circulation Services
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

For questions about mailing materials or library fines, contact us at or 617-552-8038.


BC students, faculty, and staff can renew BC owned books online using your Library Account

BC alumni, retirees and guests should email renewal requests to

  • BC renewal questions, email us at or call 617-552-8038.
  • Interlibrary Loan questions, please email or call 617-552-3209.

Office Pickup & Renewal

Faculty and Staff can request pickup of library materials from university offices and arrange a time for library staff to visit offices to re-loan items that have either reached the renewal limit or have moved to 'lost' status.


  • Recalled items, ILL materials, and items temporarily borrowed from non-circulating collections cannot be renewed.
  • The delivery of materials from a Boston College Library to your office is not included in this service.
  • Requests must be placed at least seven days in advance. We will contact you to establish a specific appointment time.
  • This service is only available to Faculty and Staff based on Main and Newton Campuses. 
Make a request: Office Pickup/Renewal Request 

If you have additional questions regarding this service

  • Email Us if you are located on Main Campus.
  • Email Us if you are located on Newton Campus.