Only Boston College undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who have acquired written consent from a Lynch School professor granting them permission to access the ERC’s test collection are allowed to do so. There are no exceptions to this rule. Should you have additional questions regarding the ERC’s test circulation policy or loan privileges, please speak with an ERC supervisor or the Head Librarian.
To gain access to the ERC’s test collection, interested students must have a Lynch School of Education faculty member email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once access has been confirmed, the patron's name will be added to the test access list. If a patron is not on this list, they do not have access to the tests.
An ERC patron must have been granted written permission by a Lynch School of Education faculty member to view a test.
Alumni and non-BC patrons are NOT permitted to view tests. Even if the patron is interested in viewing the test in-house at the ERC, the test must be checked out in the same manner as possible if the patron were planning on keeping the test for the full loan period.
To find tests available in the ERC, use the following steps to search the library catalog.
1. Go to the Boston College Library Catalog homepage.
2. Click on the 'Advanced search' link in the blue box.
3. Under the 'Search Scope' drop-down arrow choose the 'Educational Resource Center'. In the first search field that says 'Any field', click on the drop-down arrow and select 'Local Collection Name'. In the black search field type 'test collection' and click the green SEARCH button. This will list all the test items in the ERC Test Collection.
4. If you want to find a specific test, add the name of the test in the second line blank search field and click on the green SEARCH button.
If you need assistance, please visit the ERC Service Desk or email email@example.com for additional assistance