Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018     Views: 211

In 2016 BC's 8 libraries held 3,259,704 volumes according to the BC Fact Book.

Full, long shelves in BC's O'Neill Library

That number does not include access to over 800,000 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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