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140 Commonwealth AvenueChestnut Hill, MA 02467-3810
Bapst Library, named for the first president of Boston College, served as the original Library from 1925 until the opening of the Thomas P. O'Neill Library in 1984.
Located in the original Bapst Library building on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus, the John J. Burns Library offers students, scholars, and the general public opportunities to engage with rare books, special collections, and archives.
The Educational Resource Center, located in Campion Hall, serves the specialized resource needs of the Lynch School of Education faculty and students.
Boston College Law School885 Centre StNewton Center, MA 02459
The mission of the Boston College Law Library is to provide research, educational and technological support to the Boston College Law School community.
381 Concord Road Weston, MA 02493
Located at Weston Observatory, this library contains a specialized collection of earth sciences monographs, periodicals, and maps, particularly in the areas of seismology, geology, and geophysics.
The main research library, the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library, is located in the center of the main campus, adjoining the O'Neill Plaza.
Located in McGuinn Hall, the Social Work Library supports the teaching and research needs of the Boston College School of Social Work.
Boston College Theology and Ministry Library 117 Lake Street Brighton, MA 02135
The Theology & Ministry Library (TML) supports research, teaching, and learning at the School of Theology & Ministry and Saint John's Seminary.
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Four wall cases featuring exhibits highlighting collections in the Burns Library.
June - September 2019
Pray for Us
February 11 - June 1, 2019
Genius of Genre
October 9, 2018 - February 1, 2019
June 11 - October 1, 2018
Dreams of Art & Glory
February - June 2018
The Object in the Archives
October 2017 - February 2018
Desegregating Boston's Schools
July 10 - October 6, 2017
Being Social Before Social Media
April 10 - June 23, 2017
Dark Age Ahead or Systems of Survival?
October 17, 2016 - March 25, 2017
Irish Women Rising
July 14 - October 7, 2016
Missionaries & Linguists: Jesuit Grammars from Africa and Native America
February 1, 2016 – June 12, 2016
Recreating Identity: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland
October 15, 2015 - January 24, 2016
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts
June 16 - October 8, 2015
Unhemmed As It Is Uneven: Joyce's Odyssey in Print
January 26 - June 8, 2015
One Story Draws Another
Learning by Doing: Works from Early Printed Books, History and Practice
January - February 2015
A Common Cause: The Lives and Work of David Goldstein and Martha Moore Avery
October 4, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Commitment to Craftsmanship
October 1 - December 31, 2014
The Everyman's Library Volumes from the Collections of the John J. Burns Library
May 30 - September 30, 2014
Jesuit Survival & Restoration
April 1 - September 30, 2014
The Jesuit Victorian Poet
February 14 - March 24, 2014
Seeing Things & Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney
January 21, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Are You Being Served? Historical Menus from the Archives
November 12, 2013 – December 10, 2013
Beloved of Boston: John Boyle O'Reilly in the Hub
September 20, 2013 - January 10, 2014
June 07 - August 30, 2013
"It seems I am working for the Jesuits these days"
April 01 - May 17, 2013
Six Degrees of Separation
March 01 - 27, 2013
James Prendergast Family Correspondence, 1840-1850
January 25-May 23, 2013
The Musical Roots of Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-in-Residence
January 24-February 28, 2013
Warm Words & Fond Farewells
November 1, 2012 - January 15, 2013
The Spirit Lives On: St. Ignatius in Boston
October 1 – October 31, 2012
Keep Singing: The Musical Legacy of Theodore Marier
September 4 2012 - January 16, 2013
Fine Specimens of the Bibliopegistic Art
June 15 - July 31, 2012
The Tragic Couple: Encounters between Jews & Jesuits
May 14 - July 10, 2012
Unsung Music Pioneer: Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore and the Peace Jubilees of 1869 and 1872
March 5 – April 20, 2012
Tom Williams - Irish Republican
March 1- April 30, 2012
Precious Poems in Precious Packaging
A Thrilling and Curious Discovery in the O'Neill Reading Room
Irish Interior: Soul, Mind and Heart at the Beginning of a New Century
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