Library

Home to research, educational, and technology support, the BC Law Library bolsters our entire community.

Here, students find an array of both common and rare collections—and help in accessing them. The library also provides legal research instruction and supports scholarship, teaching, and our law reviews’ source collection efforts.

Resources for Students

As the top campus resource for research services, we provide nearly 500,000 volumes and more than 400 online databases—including BloombergLaw, LexisNexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and WorldCat.

Students can reserve one of our 10 group study rooms or use our spacious carrels, tables, and comfortable seating to prepare for classes and exams. They can also take breaks in our meditation room, where we hold weekly group sessions.

The library’s collections are multiplied through membership in two consortia: the New England Law Libraries Consortium—which consists of more than 110 academic, private, and government law libraries in five countries—and the Boston Library Consortium, which comprises 18 research libraries around the region.

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Digital Commons

A service of the BC Law library, Digital Commons @ BC Law collects and preserves the scholarly output of the BC Law community, sharing our work with a global audience. The repository has received over four million downloads—this map shows recent downloads from Digital Commons.

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Library Facts & Figures

500,000
Volumes at BC Law Library
400+
Online Databases
2 Million+
Volumes in the University System
10
Group Study Rooms

Did you know?

You can check out a variety of items, including lawn chairs, pillows, Frisbees, headphones, and laptop and phone chargers. We also hand out free candy during exams.