Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Today it is one of the nation’s foremost universities, with an enrollment of nearly 14,700 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
Boston College Libraries Mission:
The University Libraries will lead and support the Boston College community in achieving distinction in research, learning, and teaching. As expert guides to the intellectual record and as stewards of scholarly information, the Libraries promote the University’s mission by:
- providing access to the highest quality scholarly/information resources and services whenever and wherever the user needs them;
- providing leadership and expertise to faculty and students in the creation and dissemination of scholarship in digital format;
- improving the physical and virtual environment in order to support user self-sufficiency and productivity;
- developing an organization that facilitates operational flexibility and fosters collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.