INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is located in the Mugar Memorial Library at 771 Commonwealth Avenue (#12 on the campus map), situated next to the George Sherman Student Union (at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, #11 on the campus map). The Gotlieb Center is located on the fifth floor of Mugar. Our central telephone number is 617-353-3696.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Reading Room is open to researchers by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, following the University calendar.
From South or West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (1-90) East to Exit 18, Allston/ Cambridge. Exit left. Follow signs to Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights; this is Soldiers Field Road/ Storrow Drive. Exit Storrow Drive at the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From Southeast: Take I-93/Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) North to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From North: Take 1-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
From the North Shore: Take Route 1-A through the Sumner Tunnel. Follow signs onto the Expressway North. Take the Back Bay/Storrow Drive exit, and follow signs onto Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
Local Directions: From Kenmore Square/Commonwealth Avenue exit of Storrow Drive. At the first set of traffic lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. Immediately at this point, the road forks (to the right and left of the bright red "Myles Standish Hall" sign); the right fork is Bay State Road. The left fork will take you into Kenmore Square. Stay to the left of the fork, in the right-hand lane. Once in the Square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue. Landmarks to look for are the Barnes and Noble at Boston University (on the right), Warren Towers student dormitory (on the left) , and further down, Marsh Plaza (with statue of flying doves on the right). The Gotlieb Center is located at 771 Commonwealth Avenue, on the fifth floor of the Mugar Memorial Library building (connected to the George Sherman Student Union), set back a bit from Commonwealth Avenue.
By Public Transportation: Boston University is located along the MBTA Green Line. From any downtown Green Line subway station, take the "B" train heading toward Kenmore Square (outbound if you are anywhere downtown). After the Kenmore station, the train will emerge from underground and become an aboveground trolley. The second and third stops above ground are at the center of the Charles River Campus. Get off on the "BU Central" stop. The Gotlieb Center is located about a half a block outbound from this stop, set back a bit from Commonwealth Avenue (in the Mugar Library, #12 on the campus map).
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers group tours of our exhibitions to schools and other organizations. If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park anywhere you can along Commonwealth Avenue (or Bay State Road) at any available meter. There are pay lots at Deerfield Street and Commonwealth Avenue (the Kenmore Lot), at Granby Street and Commonwealth Avenue (Lot N) and at the Agganis Arena.