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New Users' Guide

An introduction and guide to the Boston College Law Library for new users.

Welcome to the Boston College Law Library!

In this guide you will find useful information to help you get acquainted with the Library, the services we offer, and find answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the Library. If you still have questions after reading the guide, please stop by the Information Desk on Level 2.

Boston College Law Library 3rd floor

Library Hours

During the academic year, the 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. Click here for a detailed calendar of library hours.


Monday-Friday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

Mission Statement

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.