We encourage the pursuit of all scholarly endeavors. Activities that inhibit the ability of others to work in a safe and supportive environment are not acceptable and may result in restricted access to the Libraries and its resources. Visit our general Library Policies page for additional policies.
BC Students and Employees: A BC ID may be required to enter a library. In O'Neill Library, you are required to either display your "Cleared for Access" confirmation on your phone, or present your BC ID and attest that you are symptom-free.
Non-BC visitors: The Libraries will activate a visitor appointment system when BC permits visitors to campus.
Exception: The Burns Library is currently allowing visiting researchers by appointment.
Seating in all libraries has been reduced to follow CDC and State guidelines. Seating capacity is at or below 40% and may fill up quickly. Please have an alternative place to study in the event that library spaces are at capacity.
The following library spaces allow noise and are suitable for attending an online course.
O'Neill: Third floor north side (Reading Room and behind Reference)
Bapst: Lower art stacks
TML: Classrooms 112, 214, 319 (when classes are not scheduled)
Law: In study rooms (one person per room)
---Additionally, these spaces are generally available 9am-5pm when classes are not in session.
Everyone must follow BC, State and CDC guidelines for safety. They include:
Until further notice, food is not allowed in any library. Some libraries will allow drinks. When drinking, minimize the time that your face covering is removed, or use a straw.
In light of current health and safety issues, ITS requests the community refrain from printing whenever possible. Reducing printing lowers the risks associated with standing in lines at printers and using shared print release stations.
There are two color printers: O'Neill 205 (Digital Studio) & O'Neill Library 3rd floor
Other campus printing locations:
At this time, visitors are not permitted access to the Boston College campus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote Government Documents research support and access to online resources is still available to you. Please contact Julia Hughes, Government Documents Librarian, for assistance.