The Amazon locker area at 90 St. Thomas More Road. (Peter Julian)
Boston College students, faculty, and staff can pick up Amazon packages or drop off Amazon returns without having to leave campus, thanks to the addition of a secure, self-service kiosk called “Bench” located at 90 St. Thomas More Road, directly across from Corcoran Commons.
The Amazon lockers area is open between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., but can be accessed after 11 p.m. using a BC ID. There are 134 lockers of varied sizes to accommodate letters, flats, and boxes
When ordering from Amazon, BC students, faculty, and staff can select Amazon Hub Locker – Bench, 90 Saint Thomas More Dr., at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3826 as the delivery address.
Once the package has been dropped off, a one-time pickup code will be sent to the customer, allowing access to a select locker with their package inside.
“It is a big help on our end because we are just getting inundated with packages,” said Thomas Clarke, manager of BC’s Mail and Package Services. “It is a convenience for everyone, and people really like it.”
Packages can be picked up at “Bench” at off-hours and there is no additional charge to use the facility. Since the mail center does not process the delivery, the package is available for pickup as soon as it is delivered.
The Amazon lockers were tested on the Newton campus in the Kenny-Cottle Library and the response was highly favorable, according to Clarke.
The address for the Newton locker is Amazon Hub Locker – Lopez, 885 Centre St, at Boston College, Newton, MA 02459-1148.
Christine Balquist | University Communications | January 2020