Services for the BU Community: Research

Legal Information librarians are available to assist with research, online searching and questions about the collection.  The reference desk is located inside the Pappas Reading Room to the right of the entrance. Legal Information librarians can also be reached by phone - 617 353-3151 (ask for reference), through LiveChat and by email (

To help with legal research the legal information librarians have prepared Research guides with links to popular sites and online services.

The Boston University catalog contains the holdings of the Pappas Law Library and all other Boston University libraries. BU Journals has holdings of all print and licensed e-journals at Boston University.

The Law Library Microforms Guide provides descriptions of content and cabinet locations for all microform materials.

Reference Hours:

Academic year:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-8pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon-8:00pm


  • Monday-Friday

Updated: August 2014