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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 »

Welcome to the “new and improved” Pardee Library

September 20th, 2013

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

Welcome to the newly renovated Pardee Management Library! If you have not seen our renovations yet, we hope you will come by and visit soon. The library was consolidated into two floors, where you can now find improved study spaces and a variety of new seating, as well... 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 »

Pardee Management Library: Fall Hours

September 3rd, 2013

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

The Pardee Management Library is now open for regular fall hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 11 pm Friday 8 am - 8 pm Saturday 10 am - 6 pm Sunday 10 am - 11 pm Please visit our Hours Page to see a complete list of our hours, including holidays and exceptions. If you have any questions, please... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Explained

July 31st, 2013

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Increasing numbers of government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health are mandating Open Access to publications resulting from publicly funded research. The White House recently issued an open access directive. Other advocates include individual authors, journals, and academic institutions. At BU, both the University Council and the... Read the rest of this entry »

Pardee Management Library: closed for the summer

May 6th, 2013

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

The Pardee Management Library closed on Sunday May 12, 2013 for the summer.  During this time, the library will be renovated and library services will be available at Mugar Memorial Library.  The Library plans to reopen on September 3, 2013. Retrieval and Borrowing of Pardee Library materials: Books may be returned... 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 »

Mugar Library: Extended Hours for Final Exams

April 25th, 2013

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Beginning Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:00 am, through Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours. During late night/early morning hours (generally between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am) access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a... Read the rest of this entry »

Patriots Day (April 15) Library Hours

April 4th, 2013

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Most of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday, April 15.  For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. This Massachusetts state holiday (also observed in Maine) commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775... Read the rest of this entry »