Welcome to the John J. Burns Library’s Blog!

Welcome to the blog of the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College!  We will use this blog to inform all our visitors (real and virtual) about recent acquisitions, exhibits and the fascinating resources contained in our wonderful collections.  Please also check us out on Facebook or you can sign up to receive an e-mail each time we publish a new post to this blog.  Thanks for reading and we look forward to your comments and ideas!

Entrance to the John J. Burns Library

The entrance to the Burns Library is located on the side of the Bapst building that faces Commonwealth Avenue.

About John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College

The University’s special collections, including the University’s Archives, are housed in the Honorable John J. Burns Library, located in the Bapst Library Building, north entrance. Burns Library staff work with students and faculty to support learning and teaching at Boston College, offering access to unique primary sources through instruction sessions, exhibits, and programming. The Burns Library also serves the research needs of external scholars, hosting researchers from around the globe interested in using the collections. The Burns Library is home to more than 200,000 volumes and over 700 manuscript collections, including holdings of music, photographic materials, art and artifacts, and ephemera. Though its collections cover virtually the entire spectrum of human knowledge, the Burns Library has achieved international recognition in several specific areas of research, most notably: Irish studies; British Catholic authors; Jesuitica; Fine printing; Catholic liturgy and life in America, 1925-1975; Boston history; the Caribbean, especially Jamaica; Nursing; and Congressional archives.
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3 Responses to Welcome to the John J. Burns Library’s Blog!

  1. Karen Beck says:

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