The Alumni Medical Library occupies the 11th, 12th, and 13th floors of the Instructional Building. Here you have access to thousands of standard print and full-text electronic journal subscriptions.
Library & Computer Services
Medical Library occupies three floors of the Instructional Building and serves Boston University Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, as well as BMC.
include approximately 117,000 volumes and 1,300 current periodicals.
In-house and remote access to the library's BUMC MEDLINE Plus
search system is available to BUMC faculty, residents, staff,
and students. The full text of a number of journals, including
images, illustrations, and references is now available through
BUMC MEDLINE Plus.
Learning Resources Center on the 11th floor houses computer
hardware and general applications software. CAI programs,
and full Internet capabilities, Other library services include
reference assistance, bibliographic instruction, and classes
on the use of MEDLINE and other databases. Photocopy cards
are available for use in photocopiers located on all floors
of the library.
not owned by the Alumni Medical Library may be obtained through
the interlibrary loan network, which links Boston University
to the National Library of Medicine and to medical libraries
around the country. The library also participates in a cooperative
agreement with a number of local university and medical center
libraries as part of the Boston Library Consortium.
library is open 97 hours per week during the academic year.
Hours are Monday through Thursday 8am-11pm, Friday 8am-10pm,
Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am-11pm. Holiday hours are as
In addition to these resources, residents can take advantage of the extensive information technologies available in the BUMC environment. Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records at each of the department's community health center sites as well as at BMC are buttressed by electronic clinical management systems in the inpatient setting. Networked access to MEDLINE and an array of electronic textbook resources is available on computers dedicated for resident use in the department and the health centers as well as at workstations readily available throughout the institution.