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Text a Librarian


Who can use this service?

  • It is available to all Boston College community members.

How do I text the library a question?

  • Send your text message to 617-70-BCLAW (617-702-2529).

What kinds of questions should I ask through text?

  • Simple, quick questions.
  • For more detailed questions, visit the Reference Desk, call 617-552-2971, or email

What kind of response will I get?

  • Answers will be simple and quick.
  • Questions will be responded to by a legal information librarian when the reference desk is open.
  • When the reference desk is closed, a response will be sent the follow day reference services are available.

Text a Librarian is private and secure

  • Your wireless number is kept confidential.
  • Standard messaging and data rates may apply. 

Need a more detailed answer?

  • Visit the Reference Desk
  • Call: 617-552-2971
  • Email:


Use this QR code to start a Text a Librarian message on your smartphone.