The mission of the Boston College Law Library is to provide research, educational and technological support to the Boston College Law School community. The library provides access to and assistance in the use of collections, information and technological resources; provides legal research instruction; supports faculty scholarship and teaching; and supports the use of technology throughout the law school.
Ideally, these goals will be met in an environment that is sensitive to the comfort of users and that enhances the work experience and supports the professional growth of the library staff.
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Welcome to the Boston College Law Library!
Welcome, new user, to an introduction and guide to the Boston College Law Library. In this guide you will find useful information to get aquainted with the Library, services we offer, and find answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the Library. If you still have questions after reading the guide, please ask at the Information Desk on Level 2.
During the academic year, the law library is generally open as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Hours vary during holidays and vacations, and the library is open longer hours during reading and examination periods. If you are using the law library at night, you will be required to show your BC ID to the guard at the library entrance. Follow this link for a detailed listing of library hours.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Finger or snack foods that are not damaging to the collections (i.e. not messy, sticky, etc.) or distracting to others (i.e. not noisy, smelly, etc.) may be consumed in the library. All drink containers must have lids. Pop-top aluminum cans are also acceptable. In addition, food and drinks are not allowed in the following areas:
Microform Collection (Room 100)
Audiovisual Resources (Room 331)
Computer-Assisted Learning Centers (Rooms 153 and 155)
Fleet Legal Research Lab (Room 253)
Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room (Room 275)
Brian P. Lutch Computer Center (Room 300)
Beverages only are allowed in the food-free zone in the Level 4 Quiet Area.
May I use my cell phone in the library?
Noise travels in the library spaces, especially in the stairwells, so please take your phone calls outside the library.