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Boston College Law Library

Welcome New Students!

The law library extends a warm welcome to new 1Ls, LLM students, and transfer students!  We are excited to meet you, and we hope you will stop in to explore all we have to offer, from help with your research and technology questions to headphones and phone chargers.  If you can't find what you're looking for, just stop by the Information Desk.  Photo by Nathan, CC-BY-SA.

The Library Now Has Standing Desks

Looking to study standing up?  The Law Library now offers two types of standing desks.  Stop by the Information Desk to check out a portable desk, or head up to the third or fourth floor to use the larger standing desks located there.  Image by JMatthew, CC-BY-SA

Massachusetts State House

Statescape - Track State Legislation and Regulations

Statescape's free portal for tracking state legislation and regulations is a great starting point for multi-state statutory or regulatory surveys.  It brings together links to state legislatures and registers, along with information about the political climate and legistlative process in each state.  Legal Eagle Blog.  Photo by Emmanuel Huybrechts, CC-BY.

New Manuscript - Joseph Story on Proposed Federal Bankruptcy Law

The Rare Book Room just acquired an 1819 letter from Joseph Story to William Tudor, related to a proposed federal bankruptcy law; read more about on the Rare Book Room Blog.


The 20th Edition of the Bluebook is Here!

The 20th edition of the Bluebook is now available, and it includes important changes related to archiving and citing internet sources.  The new edition of the Bluebook is available on reserve in the library, from the BC Law Bookstore, and through the online Bluebook.  Legal Eagle Blog.  Photo by sparkle-motion, CC-NC.

Today's Library Hours:

Detailed Listing of Hours

885 Centre St.
Newton Centre, MA

Information Desk


Technology Help Center


Reference Desk