Library Hours

The Bapst building, in which the Bapst Fine Arts Library and the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections are located, was designed by Charles Donagh Maginnis in the English Collegiate Gothic style. The Mary Elizabeth Ford Memorial Tower, resembling Merton Tower at Oxford University, rises at the northern end of the building and marks the entrance to the John J. Burns Library.

The Bapst building, in which the Bapst Fine Arts Library and the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections are located, was designed by Charles Donagh Maginnis in the English Collegiate Gothic style. The Mary Elizabeth Ford Memorial Tower, resembling Merton Tower at Oxford University, rises at the northern end of the building and marks the entrance to the John J. Burns Library.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Burns Library is open Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in addition to our 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  The Burns Library is closed on Sundays, holidays and holiday weekends.

For a detailed list of intersession hours, holiday closings and all Boston College University Libraries hours, visit the Boston College Libraries Hours Page.

To view Boston College’s academic calendar, click here.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Burns Library soon!