Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2017     Views: 154

In 2016 BC's 8 libraries held 3,245,904 volumes according to the BC Fact Book.

Bookshelves in BC's O'Neill Library

That number does not include access 817,757 ebooks and over 41,000 electronic subscriptions. The libraries also provide access to roughly 2 million electronic public domain titles available full-text through our partnership with HathiTrust, and another million or so e-books through other publishers.

If you were to attempt to read all of these volumes, and did nothing but sleep, eat, and read, you might finish by the year 9867 if you're a fast reader.

The librarians at Boston College will do everything they can to help you reduce your workload by finding the most relevant, authoritative books for your projects. We can guarantee saving you at least 7854 years in your searches for valuable information.


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