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Winter Intersession Hours

December 12th, 2014

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

All BU libraries (including Mugar Memorial Library) will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 1 pm through Sunday, January 4, 2015, except for the Science and Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. On Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31, the Science and Engineering Library will be open... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2014 at BU

October 17th, 2014

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For the fifth 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]," to transform the way we create new... Read the rest of this entry »

New African Studies Library Finding Guides

October 3rd, 2014

in African Studies Library

These days, it seems that a researcher need only look online to find pretty much everything they need. But take note--that is not always the case. While libraries are increasingly digitizing their collections, there still remain treasure troves of resources that are not always discover-able using a library catalog or the internet. The... Read the rest of this entry »

New content within BU Libraries Search

October 2nd, 2014

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

Great new content from a variety of sources on the internet is newly available in BU Libraries Search for your discovery. This includes freely accessible material ranging from historical maps of Africa, by way of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), to digital texts from the Biodiversity Heritage Library and... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the African Studies Library!

September 5th, 2014

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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

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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

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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 »

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 »