Interlibrary Borrowing


BU WorldCat Local allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from BLC libraries. (Please note: Interlibrary Loan is available for requesting copies of articles not owned by BU Libraries.) Turnaround time is approximately three working days through BU WorldCat Local.

BLC Cards:  A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow – in person – circulating material from a BLC member library, just as you would from a BU library. BLC Cards are offered to current BU faculty, staff, and students with the exceptions of Law, Theology, and Medicine, whose affiliated libraries provide separate services for their clientele.

Current BU students, faculty, and staff can use our Interlibrary Borrowing service to get journal articles and books not available on the Charles River Campus. Requests can be submitted using online forms.  If you have any questions, please call (617) 353-4301 or e-mail us at