Faculty Services

Summary of Services

The Law Library is committed to helping faculty succeed in their research and scholarship, as well as providing valuable teaching resources such as course reserves and assistance with course management technology. Browse the tabs below to learn more.

Educational Technology

Our Educational Technology page provides additional resources for successfully integrating technology and online learning with the classroom experience.

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Book Delivery

To have a book or article from the law library's collection delivered to your office, send an e-mail to the Information Desk. If you need a book immediately it is best to phone the Information Desk at 617-552-4434. The item will be delivered within the hour if possible. It also is possible to request a book via the online Catalog, which will then be delivered to your faculty mailbox.


Faculty/Library Contact Program

The Law Library aims to support faculty research and instruction by providing each faculty member with a Faculty/Library contact person. Your Faculty/Library contact person will periodically meet with you to gather information about your current research projects, explore ways in which we can help you in your classroom instruction, and determine what other assistance can be of the greatest help to you. Your contact will be responsible for staying abreast of your teaching and research interests to help you, your students and your research assistants be aware of pertinent research sources and how to use them effectively.

If you are not sure who your Faculty/Library contact is, please contact the library's Education and Reference department at (617) 552-2971.


New Acquisitions Lists

Each month the Law Library posts a new acquisitions list that can be used to find our newest resources.


Promotion of Faculty Scholarship

The library is committed to helping BC Law faculty promote and disseminate their publications. The library posts faculty publications to the following locations:

In addition, the library adds faculty publications and activities to the faculty annual reports system, Digital Measures, and provides lists of publications to the law school’s Communications department for various purposes. To ensure that your publications are included in all appropriate venues, please notify the library of your activities by filling out the Faculty Scholarship and Activities Submission Form. Filling out the form will also cause your activities to be included in Dean for Faculty's faculty update emails.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the above, or if there are changes that need to be made to your faculty webpage, please contact Nick Szydlowski (nick.szydlowski@bc.edu, 617-552-4474).

Submitting to Law Reviews

The law school provides faculty members access to two platforms for submitting manuscripts to law reviews:

  • ExpressO: ExpressO allows authors to submit to over 750 law reviews with a single file upload. Logging into ExpressO with you bc.edu email address will allow connect you to the law school's ExpressO account.
  • Scholastica: Over 60 law reviews, including Boston College Law Review, accept submisions through Scholastica. Log in with your bc.edu email address in order to take advantage of the law school's Scholastica account.

If you experience issues connecting to ExpressO or Scholastica, or if you have any other questions or concerns about either service, please contact Nick Szydlowski (nick.szydlowski@bc.edu, 617 522-4474).

The library also maintains a list of online companions to major U.S. law reviews. Online companions provide an opportunity to publish shorter pieces, usually on timely topics.


Course Reserves

Submitting Course Reserves

The Law Library manages course reserves for Law School courses. The library automatically places on reserve any required titles ordered through the Law School Bookstore. If you would like to have additional material placed on reserve for your course, please contact Melissa Grasso at melissa.grasso@bc.edu.

Please submit your course reserve lists as soon as possible before the start of each semester. Some items may need to be ordered, recalled, scanned, or downloaded, which can cause a delay between the time the list is received and the time the materials are available for student use.

Types of Reserve Material

Course reserve material may include books, book chapters (scanned and available in PDF if allowed by copyright guidelines; otherwise the book will be placed on reserve), articles, videos, example exams, and class recordings. The library will purchase items for course reserve, but personal copies may also be put on reserve; please bring them to the Information Desk for processing.

The Law Library does not purchase course packs or workbooks for reserve.

E-Course Reserves

For digital materials, the library is able to:

  • Add digital items such as e-books to course reserve lists.
  • Scan copies of book chapters or articles, which can then be added to course reserve lists or be uploaded directly to your canvas site. Please note that the Library cannot scan more than 3 chapters of a print book due to copyright restrictions. For more information on copyright and fair use of scanned material, view the O'Neill e-course reserves copyright policy.
Non-Law Courses

The Law Library handles course reserves for Law School courses only. For all other courses, please contact the appropriate library below:

  • Arts and Sciences (except for Fine Arts); Education (except for K-12 curriculum); Management; Nursing; Woods College of Advancing Studies – O’Neill Library at oneill.reserves@bc.edu.
  • Fine Arts materials – Bapst Library at bapst@bc.edu.
  • K-12 curriculum materials – Educational Resource Center at erc@bc.edu.
  • School of Social Work courses – Social Work Library at swlib@bc.edu.
  • School of Theology courses – Theology and Ministry Library at TML@bc.edu.
Removing Course Reserve Materials at the End of the Semester

Items may be placed on reserves for Fall, Spring or Summer sessions. Course reserves lists display only for courses being taught during the current semester. Unless otherwise notified, physical items (e.g., books, personal copies, DVDs) will be removed from reserve status at the end of each semester.

Course Reserves & Canvas

A link to the course reserves list appears in every Canvas site. The reserve list can also be accessed directly through the Course Reserves link in the Catalog.

Educational Technology

Ed Tech aims to help you stay abreast of and confident in current trends by coordinating faculty workshops, newsletters, and offering training sessions to help you introduce technology into your teaching. Visit our Educational Technology page to learn more about the services we offer.