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BC Libraries Services Update - COVID-19


Renewing & Returning Material

Extended Loan Period

Loan periods and fines for most library-owned materials have been extended to Sept. 1, 2020. Exceptions include materials in Course Reserves and items not owned by the Libraries, such as materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan.  Students attending graduation can return their materials by October 31, 2020.

  • Course Reserves questions, please contact Course Reserves at or at 617-552-2297.
  • Interlibrary Loan questions, please contact Interlibrary Loan at or 617-552-3209.

Returning material

O'Neill Library and the Theology & Ministry Library have exterior book drops that can be used to return items from any BC library and ILL material. O'Neill's book drop is located outside the entrance to Level 1 between the doors to the atrium.


You can also return items by mail. The address is:


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.


Students, faculty, and staff can renew books online using your Library Account.

Alumni should email renewal requests to