Libraries at Boston University

The B.U. Libraries encourage graduates of the University to make use of our rich resources and collections. With more than 2 million books, journals, electronic and other non-print sources, the B.U. Libraries are ranked 70th of more than 3000 libraries in North America and we are the second largest academic library in the Boston area after Harvard University. When you are in town, please consider visiting one of the almost dozen libraries at Boston University.

If you have an alumni card, you can borrow books for the customary 4 week loan period.

Benefits for BU Alumni

BU alumni have borrowing privileges for all circulating materials from any Boston University library. This excludes online resources – legal contracts with the providers of the online information prohibit BU from making the online resources available to individuals other than current students, faculty, and staff members. For more information, please visit the Library website.