What’s Happening?

WorldCat Local – What is it?
Introducing WorldCat Local, the quickest way to get a book from another library when it is not available at Boston College. WorldCat Local is an online catalog configured to search the collections of the 17 institutions in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), a group of academic and research libraries mostly in the Boston area. Locate a book in a BLC library, put in a request (without filling out a form), and have it at BC in 2-5 days. If the book is not at available from a Consortium library, you can request it from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This service complements traditional ILL.


DVDs added to popular reading collection in O'Neill
The collection of current popular books that lives near the level 1 entrance now includes feature length films on DVD. Student input in selecting titles will be gathered as it is now for the books. You can send suggestions to Pop.Reading@bc.edu or put a recommendation in the suggestion box located by the collection. New titles are added weekly to the collection during the academic year.


Photo by Kevin Tringale

O’Neill level 1 renovation
Level 1 will undergo a major transformation this summer. The booths, student art exhibit area and the vending machines will stay, but compact shelving will be removed and replaced by new seating and other services. Should be great new space - look for the changes in September.

O’Neill lobby transformation
Have you noticed the changes to the O’Neill Lobby? New books are now displayed more prominently near the main entrance on level 3. New books arrive daily and are removed after one month on the shelf if no one decides to charge them out. Small wooden display cases were added to the lobby and will hold short-term displays highlighting the O’Neill and Burns collections. Flat screen monitors add interest to the lobby. The vertical monitor, as you enter, displays campus events – you can publicize your campus event here and catch the eye of your target audience. If you are having a poster made for display around campus, send us an image, using this online form. The second monitor highlights BC Libraries exhibits while the third and fourth monitors are either tuned into CNN, O’Neill Library services & events, and may be used to view BC events – like sporting events or graduation – when they occur.

ONeill Lobby

Photo by Kevin Tringale

Burns Library display in O’Neill
Two display cases were recently added to the refurbished reading room in O’Neill. The cases will highlight Burns Library’s superb special collections. In the case now is an exhibit of Irish poems in unique bindings.

Burns Display Cases

Photo by Kevin Tringale

Theology and Ministry Library opens up exhibit area
A new exhibit space has been added to the libraries. Check out the Atrium Gallery on the lower level of the Theology and Ministry Library. The first exhibit Seeing the Man: Art from Behind Bars, a Vision of Restorative Justice and Healings runs March 15 – April 30.