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This guide gives an overview to the resources and services available at the ERC

Welcome to the Educational Resource Center

From theory to practice

Vision Statement

From theory to practice...

As an academic library, the Educational Resources Center seeks to provide a dynamic diverse environment within which one can discover, experiment, and develop their own transformative educational journey.

Within our services, we aim to engage in meaningful conversations and interactions that enhance the human condition, expand the human imagination and build social contexts that promote justice, equality, and a sense of community. 

Through our collection, we have a responsibility to provide a spectrum of inclusive intellectual content that challenges one to formulate transformative thought in support of academic critical inquiry and intellectual freedom.

Our space provides an intentional means to spark creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

The ERC is committed to actively ensuring these ideals are reflected in our services, collections, & spaces.

Corona Virus Response

The ERC is closed for public use.

  • ERC books and materials in the stacks are due back by September 1st, 2020

  • Spring and Summer graduating student's materials are due back by October 31, 2020

  • Technology is not circulating at this time

For any questions about materials, please email: erc@bc.edu

Requesting Print Materials

This page should be used by BC faculty, staff, and students to request physical items for pickup during the Covid-19 emergency. Titles available online are not available for pick-up. If you require an article or chapter scan, please submit your request via InterLibrary Loan. Physical items requested through interlibrary loan are also illegible for picked up.  

Physical Items Pickup Services

Returning ERC Materials

We understand that this is an unprecedented time and we are working to make the return process as easy as possible for everyone.

Please check the following page for information: Renewing & Returning Materials

Materials can be returned to the O'Neill Library dropbox. If you are not able to visit campus, you may send them to:


Boston College O'Neill Library

Circulation Services

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Library & Research Assistance

If you need assistance with your research or finding and accessing material, please email erc@bc.edu.