Services for the BU Community


Library & Law Complex Access


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Electronic Resources

The library licenses eResources from hundreds of providers.  Most are available both on-campus and remotely to all current members of the BU community. A limited number of eResources are available only within the law library. For access to these restricted eResources please visit the law library and use the research computers located in the Pappas Reading Room.

An alphabetical list of databases and subject guides to electronic resources provide access to products licensed by the law school.  For non-legal materials, the University maintains similar lists on the page for Databases.

Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law are restricted to current law students and faculty. These databases are accessed through the use of distributed passwords. Due to licensing restrictions we are unable to provide passwords to non-law patrons.

Library Tours

Boston University faculty who assign papers and problems that require legal research are encouraged to organize a law library tour for their class.

Reference librarians will provide a research orientation to your students and discuss the best print and online sources to use for their coursework.

Faculty should contact Stefanie Weigmann, Associate Director for Research, Faculty Services and Educational Technology,, 358-4997, to organize a tour for their class.