Library Consortia and Catalogs

The BU law library is one of six academic law libraries in the Boston area. We are a member of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), the Boston Academic Law Library Consortium (BALLCO), the NELLCO Law Library Consortium, and the OCLC Resource Sharing SHARES program.

In Person Borrowing

Terrier Card

Current members of the BU community and registered alumni using their BU ID are eligible to borrow circulating materials. Boston University students, faculty, and staff can also borrow books directly from the libraries at Boston College, Brandeis University and Northeastern University using their Boston University ID (Terrier Card).

Boston Library Consortium (BLC)

Boston University faculty, staff, and graduate students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a BLC card which enables you to borrow circulating materials in person at member libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

The library will borrow materials for educational purposes on behalf of current law faculty, staff and students. In addition, the law library is able to request items from other premier academic law collections outside our local consortia.

The BU Law Library is a member of the OCLC Resource Sharing SHARES program, an international sharing partnership that expands and enhances local collections with materials owned by partners around the world.