Use the following options for items that you cannot locate within the Boston College Libraries collections. Request books and other physical items directly from other Boston Library Consortium (BLC) libraries and beyond. Consortium items are usually delivered to BC in 2-5 days.
Have a Citation?
Use Interlibrary Loan book and journal request forms if you have a citation. The online forms are located within your Interlibrary Loan Account listed under My Accounts on the Libraries home page.
Still Searching for Items on Your Topic?
Many online databases available to you from Boston College have Interlibrary Loan links which will, in most cases, allow you to request items not owned by BC without completing a form. Follow the link when you see it to request these services.
Resources available from the many public and university libraries in the Boston area can be found using the following:
Boston Library Consortium
Members of the Boston College community have access to the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), an association of 17 academic and research libraries in New England. Borrowing and onsite use policies vary. Ask at a circulation desk for the BLC borrower card and for more information about visiting or borrowing from a BLC library.
Boston Public Library
28 locations including the Central Library, located in Copley Square, Boston.
Cover of the 1917 edition of The Wild Swans at Coole