Theology and Ministry Library

Phone Numbers:
Circulation: 617-552-0549
Reference: 617-552-6553

Street Address:
Boston College Theology and Ministry Library
117 Lake Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Mailing Address:
Boston College Theology and Ministry Library
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

In my mind, though, nothing is more expressive of TML than this brutalist building in which we stand. Mirroring TMLÔÇÖs own gritty history as a startup, this rough, stark, potentially alienating place with its many imperfections gradually wins hearts through the stunning geometry of its design and the powerful counterbalance of its windows which magnanimously invite the outside in, softening the sharper contours of the concrete. This suggests to me a place of inclusion; a place that understands limitations and flaws; a place of embrace; a place within which the beloved community gathers to work, study, socialize, play, and reflect.
Esther Griswold, Former Head Librarian of TML

Theology and Ministry Library Staff

TML Staff Group Photo


Steve Dalton
Head Librarian

Jennifer Butler
Sr. Research Librarian/Bibliographer

Michael McGrath
Circulation Assistant


Eric Surat
TML Evening Supervisor

YunJung Kang
Reference & Collection Development Assistant

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