Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016     Views: 103

In 2013 BC's 8 libraries held 2,924,255* items.

Bookshelves in BC's O'Neill Library

That number does not include 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.

*According to 2014 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) data

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