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Collections by Subject

Collection descriptions offered here provide an introductory overview of a range of resources available to the Boston College community. Further information is available from the subject specialists. Holmes Library Catalog provides bibliographic information about specific items, their availability for borrowing, and their location.

Area Studies

African and African Diaspora Studies
Irish Studies
Latin American Studies

 

Arts and Humanities

Art and Architecture
Classical Studies
Film Studies
German Studies
History
Language and Literature in English
Music
Philosophy
Romance Languages and Literatures
Slavic/Eastern Languages and Literatures
Theater and Dance
Theology

 

Science

Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mathematics
Nursing and Health Sciences
Physics

Social Science


Business and Management
Communication
Data/Statistics
Economics
Education
Gender Studies
Law
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology and Anthropology

 

Special Collections

Digital Collections
Government Documents
Irish Music Center
Manuscripts
Rare Books
University Archives

 

Our Research Mission
In the last twenty years, the number of volumes in the library collections at Boston College has doubled with a total volume count approaching two million. As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Libraries' mission has always been to support the teaching and research efforts of Boston College. The university has made a commitment to develop its research programs, become more of a national and international academic institution, and diversify its student population while maintaining its traditional excellence in undergraduate teaching. This commitment has implications for the kinds of information resources students and faculty require. During a time of technological innovation in publishing and information delivery, the Boston College Libraries are developing a digital library of electronic resources essential to current academic scholarship and teaching. At the same time, the Libraries continue to add to the collections of books, journals, microforms, videos, and other kinds of materials which form the historic foundation of library holdings.