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Welcome to the African Studies Library!

September 5th, 2014

in African Studies Library

If you haven't been by the African Studies Library (ASL) in a while, or if you are new to BU, please take a few moments to stop by, say hello, and let us show you around. Located on the 6th floor of Mugar Library, the African Studies Library comprises some 200,000... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 31st, 2014

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and... Read the rest of this entry »

Former Prime Minister of Kenya visits the African Studies Library

April 3rd, 2014

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

    The African Studies Library was very pleased to host his excellency Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya for a brief visit and tour this morning.  He was particularly interested in the library's collections of Kenyan government documents, maps, and Luo texts, including folktales and stories that he recalled from... Read the rest of this entry »

MINES for Libraries survey launches

March 6th, 2014

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

This March the BU Libraries, with the help of our colleagues at IS&T, rolled out MINES for Libraries. MINES is a brief transaction-based survey that samples users of the libraries’ electronic resources to find out the purpose of their use. Survey results will allow us to better understand and document... Read the rest of this entry »

February 17 (Presidents Day) Library hours

February 10th, 2014

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library

  Most of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday, February 17. For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Also known as Washington's Birthday, the holiday was originally established to celebrate the life and contributions of the first President of the... Read the rest of this entry »

Get the book off the shelf, please

January 20th, 2014

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

  Please ignore the Request button in Boston University Libraries Search, if the item is “Available at” the library. Retrieve available library materials from the stacks yourself. BU Libraries practice an open stacks policy: it's the quickest way to get books into your hands. The libraries will be turning... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 18th, 2013

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Most BU libraries will either observe a modified schedule or be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 1 p.m. through Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  Some libraries will also have limited hours on Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31.   During  those days... Read the rest of this entry »

Expanded Alumni Access to eResources

October 23rd, 2013

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

The BU Libraries are pleased to announce that BU alumni now have increased access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles. To access these resources, alumni should visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases now available to BU alumni include JSTOR, Project Muse, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2013 at BU

October 18th, 2013

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

For the fourth year, Boston University is participating in the international Open Access Week event, aimed at raising awareness about the potential of "the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as [necessary],"1 to transform the way we... Read the rest of this entry »

Undergraduate Student Library Survey Report, 2013

September 27th, 2013

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

In the spring of 2013, one in five undergrads participated in the Undergraduate Student Library Survey. All summer, library staff pored over the data and read through thousands of comments about the libraries’ services, resources, and facilities. Thanks to your feedback, we have a better picture of how (and when)... Read the rest of this entry »