Summer 2011 Burns Library Elevator Upgrade

The John J. Burns Library of Rare Books, Special Collections and University Archives will be open to researchers by appointment only from July 18th - August 26th, 2011.

The John J. Burns Library of Rare Books, Special Collections and University Archives will be open to researchers by appointment only from July 18th - August 26th, 2011.

Beginning next Monday, July 18th and going through Friday, August 26th, the John J. Burns Library’s elevator will be under construction.  This means that while the Burns Library building will remain open during our regular hours,  the Burns Library’s collections will be accessible to researchers on a limited basis, by appointment only.  Burns Library staff members will gladly consult with you to determine when the materials you need can be made available during construction. The library will endeavor to accommodate all appointment requests in a timely manner. To request an appointment, please call the Burns Library Reading Room at 617-552-4861 or e-mail us at burnsref@bc.edu.  In the meantime, you can learn more about John J. Burns Library by subscribing to our blog, checking out our Flickr photostream or reading our status updates on Facebook.  You can also access some of our collections online, including the Boston College yearbooks or Sub Turri’s (1913 – 1981) and the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives.   The Irish Studies Research Guide is another useful online tool that will help you to navigate the many resources available in Irish history, literature, music, etc.   We do sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding while the John J. Burns Library’s elevator is under construction.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, John J. Burns Library

Justine Sundaram, Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, John J. Burns Library, justine.sundaram@bc.edu

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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