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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 »

The BU Libraries welcome you!

September 9th, 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

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... Read the rest of this entry »

HathiTrust and the BU Libraries Search

September 5th, 2013

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

Due to a technical issue, the library has temporarily suspended the ability to perform full-text searches of HathiTrust, a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, via the BU Libraries Search.  Library users may continue to search the HathiTrust collection directly.  We hope to correct this... Read the rest of this entry »

Winners of the Undergraduate Survey iPad minis and Convenience Points Announced

April 26th, 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

A huge thank you to all of the undergraduate students who took the undergraduate library survey. The response rate was terrific and the library will diligently explore all of the student responses to help improve the libraries and their services. Undergraduate students that took the survey and then submitted their email... Read the rest of this entry »

Your library account is changing!

November 16th, 2012

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

  Don't worry, your account isn't really changing - it's the way you access it that will.  We are happy to announce that you will soon be able to log into your library account with your BU login name and Kerberos password. All of the books you have checked out will... Read the rest of this entry »

Check out and renew before Friday Nov. 16

November 13th, 2012

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 encourage everyone to check out or renew materials before 5pm on Friday, November 16th as we prepare to move to a more efficient circulation system. After this short downtime, you will be able to access your library account, including renewals, with your BU login name and Kerberos... Read the rest of this entry »