Services for the BU Community: Reserves


The library maintains a core collection of materials in the reserve area behind the Fineman Circulation desk.

Additional materials are placed on course reserve each semester as requested by law faculty for courses.

To find materials on reserve for courses, please the reserve tab on the library's discovery tool.


Reserve materials may be borrowed for two hours and may be renewed for additional two hour periods if not requested by other users. Reserve materials may not be borrowed outside of the library.


Materials in the Law Reserve collection are heavily used by law students and others in the BU community. We ask all users to return reserve materials by the due time. Users with overdue reserve materials may receive a phone call requesting immediate return of overdue materials.

Requesting Law Materials for Non-Law Course Reserves

Faculty outside of the law school should request materials through their local Universtiy Library's reserve department. The other reserve department will obtain the requested material directly.

Updated: August 2014