Access to Other Libraries

Members of the BU Law community also enjoy access to libraries across campus, the city of Boston, and beyond. You may visit these libraries to research, study, or access resources not held by the Law Libraries, with some restrictions.

Boston University

As part of a major research university, BU students, faculty, staff and alumni enjoy access and borrowing privileges at all Boston University Libraries.

Mugar Memorial Library, the primary library for study and research at Boston University, is located next to the Law School,  in the George Sherman Union. The following branch libraries are also available to students:

The Theology Library is located adjacent to Marsh Chapel on the west side of the courtyard. The library entrance is on the second floor of the School of Theology.

The Alumni Medical Library is located at 80 East Concord Street on the Medical Campus.

Boston Academic Law Libraries

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Visit another Boston law library

  • Plan to visit another library when:
    • you can’t wait for the item to be sent to us or;
    • the library requires on-site use

Please ask at the reference desk about visiting another library before you make the trip, as we may need to write you a referral letter so you may gain entrance to the library.

Other Libraries

The Law Library and Boston University belong to a number of consortia in Boston and beyond. Through these consortia, you can visit member libraries and use materials on-site.

Current law students with a Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card may visit and use non-circulating materials at BLC member libraries, located throughout the greater Boston area.

Current law students who need to use materials on-site at any of the NELLCO Law Library Consortium libraries, located throughout the greater New England Area can present their BU ID at the entrance to obtain access.

To visit private university libraries that are not affiliated with the consortia listed above you will need to obtain a referral letter from a reference librarian. Please visit the reference desk or Ask Us for more information.