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.
The Burns Library is home to more than 250,000 volumes, some 16,000,000 manuscripts and important collections of architectural records, maps, art works, newspapers, photographs, films, prints, artifacts and ephemera.
The DMP Tool helps researchers create a data management plan fitting to their needs and based on agency guidelines. This secure website quickly links to customized help for Boston College researchers. Templates help build DMPs based on agency guidelines. The service includes local support guidelines and contacts in the Boston College Libraries and the Office of Sponsored Research.
A multi-disciplinary data repository for Boston College researchers which makes it easy to upload your research data to improve impact, visibility and access. Deposited data will automatically generate citation information and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) that can be used to cite your data and link to related publications and presentations or to share with colleagues who request your data.
Learn how subject librarians can assist with discovery of resources, managing research results, creating alerts, navigating copyright issues, deciding where to publish, creating digital scholarship and assessing your impact.
Materials available in multiple formats on a broad variety of topics. Collections’ strengths include (but are not strictly limited to) Irish history, literature, and music; British Catholic authors; Jesuit studies; Catholic liturgy and life in America; Boston College history; Boston history and politics; the Caribbean, and nursing history, theory, and practice. Burns librarians and archivists are available to answer questions, recommend research strategies, and to provide class and individual instruction for our more than 210,000 volumes and 750+ archival collections.
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Search libraries worldwide to find material owned by BC and beyond. Request items from other libraries including Boston Library Consortium (BLC) libraries. Items are usually delivered to BC in 2-5 days.
The cognate and theology collections of the BTI make it one of the richest theological library centers in the world. Visit the O'Neill Library or Theology & Ministry Library Circulation Desk for information on borrowing materials from a BTI library.
This program allows faculty members of participating institutions borrowing privileges and on-site access to almost 200 important research libraries in North America. You must have an RFBP borrowing card, issued by Boston College, to gain access or borrow from a participating institution. For more information contact any Subject Specialist.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows the faculty of Boston College to obtain borrowing permission from its member libraries. To receive permissions, ask at the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk for an AJCU borrower form or download here. Faulty should then present the form to the Circulation Desk at another Jesuit library to obtain a borrowing card for that library.