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The BAC Library

The Boston Architectural College Library supports the academic journey of students, faculty, and staff through careful selection of print and electronic materials. The library’s resources are available to the general public and provide a wealth of information about the built environment. Library staff members are committed to empowering our patrons to take full advantage of these resource collections, bolstering understanding through information literacy training and research support.

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Who Can Use the Library?

  • Current students, faculty, and staff may borrow Library materials and access electronic resources onsite and online.
  • The Library is open to the public for reference purposes.
  • BAC Alumni may pay a $65 annual fee plus a $65 refundable deposit per annum to borrow Library materials. The total initial investment for alumni borrowing privileges is $130.
  • BAC Students currently on an official leave of absence or continuing education students not enrolled in a certificate or degree program may pay a $50 refundable deposit to borrow Library materials during the current semester.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If there are articles that you need for research or teaching that the Library does not own in print, we may be able to supply a copy of the article from another library.  You can use the eJournal List to check the full text availability.

Interlibrary Loan services are available to all BAC students, faculty, and staff for research purposes. To place requests, please submit an Article ILL Request Form.

NOTE: If you are in a Distance or online education program, please use the Distance Article ILL Request Form.

Come Visit Us

Our onsite library is closed but library staff are available to help everyone remotely. Contact the library regarding resources at


Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm (EST) 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST) 

Saturdays & Sundays

REGULAR IN-PERSON HOURS (Resuming January 24th)

Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm (EST) 

Friday - Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST) 

12:00 pm -7:00 pm (EST) 


Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Feburary 21st - Presidents Day

Monday, April 18th - Patriots' Day

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day


COVID Protocols

There are COVID-related protocols for picking up and returning books. We will coordinate a time and date with you. This will be shared with our colleagues in Security to ensure the number of people allowed on campus is maintained at a safe level. A list of protocols will be sent to you by email before your date and time to pick up.

If you cannot come to the BAC campus, we may be able to mail you books.

  1. Search our library catalog and create a list of books you want to borrow. Click on the book's title to give us either the permalink or copy/paste the title and author. Do not copy the URL in your browser's address bar - that link will expire as your research session times out.
  2. Email the list to We will contact you when your books are ready to be sent to you by mail. Please be certain to give us your most current shipping address. 
  3. When you are finished, you will need to pay postage to ship the books back to us. We also strongly suggest that you include tracking and insurance, as you will be responsible for all lost or damaged books.

If you have questions about this process, please contact our Information Literacy Librarian.

Interested in Donating Materials?

The BAC is pleased to accept donations of a variety of materials to add to our ever-growing collection of historical documents, films, images, books, journals, ephemera, and more. Please review our donor policies.