The Boston College Law Library is home to rare and unique special collections, in print and online. The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room houses the Law Library’s collection of rare law books and manuscripts. Part of the Rare Book Room collection is the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents. The Brooker Collection contains documents and manuscripts, many of which are available online.
The Boston College Law Library is also home to Digital Commons @ BC Law, the Law School’s institutional repository. Digital Commons collects and preserves the scholarly output the Law School community.
The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room, located in the Boston College Law Library, houses the Library’s collection of old and rare law books and manuscripts. Represented in the collection are the books that working English and American lawyers in the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries likely would have owned in their personal libraries. Other highlights include books and manuscripts pertaining to the history of American legal education through the nineteenth century and a collection featuring works by and about St. Thomas More.
Part of the Rare Book Room's Collections, the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents consists of approximately 2,500 legal documents and manuscripts, many of which are available digitally. The documents relate to land use and transfers, law and legal systems, town governance, family matters and daily life, and focus on the Boston area and New England.