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Mugar Memorial Library

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Using the Libraries Online

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Make an Appointment

We’re available to meet over Zoom for your research needs

Preparing for a Visit

smartphone Display your green daily attestation email/badge to enter the George Sherman Union, prior to entering Mugar Memorial Library.

credit_card Bring your BU ID card. All members of the BU community will be required to swipe their BU ID card to gain entry to Mugar.

masks Face coverings are required for entry and must be worn at all times in the building.

reduce_capacity Building capacity has been significantly reduced and spaces have been reconfigured to maintain social distancing.

sync_alt Lanes for queueing are marked outside the entrance to Mugar in the GSU Link.

Refer to Back2BU for complete information on safety and guides on return to campus.

More about Visiting the Libraries

Services Availability

The majority of our services are available online. Remaining in-person services have been centralized at the Library Services Desk.


Service Availability
Building Hours Mugar Memorial Library Hours
BU Libraries 2 Go shopping_bag Pickup at Mugar Entrance
Circulation Desk live_help Go to Library Services Desk
Interlibrary Loans live_help Go to Library Services Desk
Library Services Desk live_help Open 8 am – 11 pm daily
Krasker Film / Video clear Closed
Research Center event_available Chat or Zoom Appointment
Reserves Desk clear Closed
Returns assignment_returned Outside Mugar/GSU entrance
Stacks clear Closed – use BU Libraries 2 Go

Study Areas

Service Availability
Floor by floor seating map See floor plans
PAL Study Lounge clear Closed
Reservable Rooms book_online Student Study App
Study Spaces 6_ft_apart First come first served


Service Availability
African Studies Library event_available By Appointment –
HGARC (Archives) clearClosed – contact
Music Library event_available By Appointment –


Service Availability
Applications cloud_queue BU Common from Anywhere
Computers desktop_windows 1st & 2nd floors
Copy / Scan clear Closed
Print Center print 8 am- 5 pm, Mon-Fri
Printers print 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors

Navigating within Mugar

map View floor plans for available services points and study spaces.

follow_the_signs Follow signage in and around stairwells, restrooms, elevators, and study areas.

stairs Stairway traffic is one way only on levels 1-4. Go up using the stairway closest to the entrance / GSU (south). Go down using the stairway closest to the Charles River (north).

elevator Elevator occupancy is limited to 4 people.