Library Consortia and Catalogs

The 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..

Direct Borrowing

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 Fineman Circulation desk. These books are loaned for 60 days. Books must then be returned to the lending library. If you anticipate needing books beyond 60 days, please use the library's traditional interlibrary loan service.

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.

Updated: October 2014