Library Collections

The law library subscribes to an array of legal and law-related databases, indexes and ejournals and has over one million volumes in digital and print formats.  Access to the collection is provided through BU Law Library Search, WorldCat, and research guides on the library website.

The library's resources include state and federal case law, statutes, legislative history, regulations and administrative law materials, all significant legal periodicals, and a major collection of legal treatises. The library has developed an extensive international law collection with emphasis upon materials dealing with the European Union, the United Nations, international trade, and human rights. Additionally, in support of the law school's various specialized curricula and journals, the library has developed substantial collections in intellectual property law, health law, banking and financial law, and tax law.

Housed in the Redstone Building, the Pappas Reading Room, and two floors of the Law Annex adjacent to Redstone, the library is staffed by highly trained professionals, who provide the knowledge and expertise necessary for the optimal use of these research resources.

The library is a member of major local, national and international resource sharing groups. Memberships in OCLC SHARES, the Boston Library Consortium, the Association of Boston Law Librarians, and the New England Law Library Consortium open the resources of many other libraries to Boston University law students.

Updated: August 2014