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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 open and eager to welcome back our BAC Community. The library staff is still available to help everyone remotely. Contact the library regarding resources at


Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM- 10:00 PM ET 

Friday - Saturday
10:00 AM- 5:00 PM ET

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET 


Monday, March 20 - Thursday, March 23
10:00 AM- 8:00 PM EST  

Friday, March 24


Monday, January 16 | MLK Jr. Day

Monday, February 20 | Presidents' Day

Monday, April 17 | Patriots' Day 

Monday, May 29 | Memorial Day 

Monday, June 19  | Juneteenth 


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The BAC is pleased to accept donations of a variety of materials to add to our ever-growing collection of historical documents, films, images, books, journals, ephemera, and more.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