Ask a Reference Librarian

In Person: See a professional reference librarian during reference hours at the Fineman Reference desk.

By Phone: The Reference Librarians may be reached by phone at 617-353-3151 during reference hours.

Via Chat: The LiveChat service is available during reference hours.

  • Chat with a Reference Librarian (during reference hours)

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Via SMS/Text: 617-383-4111. Send a short question and recieve a SMS/text reply from the Reference Librarians during  reference hours. (Please note: Carrier fees may apply).

The following services are limited to the BU community.

By Email: students may submit an email reference request.

By Appointment: students may make an appointment for an individual research consultation.

Updated: August 2014