Library Consortia and Catalogs
The Pappas Law Library is one of six academic law libraries in the Boston area. The library is a member of the Boston Library Consortium, the Association of Boston Law Librarians, the New England Law Library Consortium, and the OCLC Resource Sharing SHARES program..
Current members of the BU community and registered alumni using their BU ID are eligible to borrow circulating materials from all Boston University libraries.
Boston University faculty, staff, and graduate students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a Boston Library Consortium card enabling them to borrow circulating materials in person at member libraries.
Boston University faculty, staff, and current students may request general circulation books from Boston Library Consortium member libraries using WorldCat Local. Books requested by law students are delivered to the Pappas location. These books are loaned for 30 days and may be renewed once for a total loan period of 60 days. Books must then be returned to the lending library.
Library Assisted Borrowing - Interlibrary Loan
As a member of the Association of Boston Law Libraries and the New England Law Library Consortium the law library staff are able to obtain materials for our patrons from local law collections. In addition the law library is able to request materials from many of the premier academic law collections throughout the US.
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.