Student Services

Connecting from Off-Campus

Access the catalog, databases, and online library services from the library website. You will be asked to enter your Kerberos login for resources restricted to the BU community.

Consortia in the Local Area

Boston Library Consortium (BLC). You may apply online for a BLC card which entitles you to borrow, in person, from another BLC collection. BU Worldcat Local is an efficient way to locate and request items held by BLC libraries that are currently not available at Boston University. The Minuteman Library Network catalog allows you to search across one or many local public library collections and place online requests for items not available at your home library. Public library collections are a fine resource for readily loanable audio and video titles, both core and unusual print content, and offer a variety of databases as well. See also the Massachusetts Regional Library Networks.


Schedule an orientation or support for courses, thesis writers, and research projects with Holly Mockovak or Sarah P. Hunter (617-353-3705).

Mugar Classrooms 203 and 205

Any SAO registered student organizations may reserve these rooms any time of day that they are showing available in the university system. Requestors can either send e-mail requests to, or can access an online request form through Student Activities. Please keep in mind that there is no food allowed in these classrooms.

Scan & Photocopy

The Scan & Photocopy Office (617-353-3722) is located on the first floor of Mugar Library.  Scanning is free and can be sent via email or saved to a USB device. Cash and Terrier Points are accepted at the photocopy machines.


Recordings are intended for on-site use in the listening room or library classrooms, so bring some authorization from a faculty member for those occasions when you need to bring a recording to class in another building.


On-site listening and access to reserves scores and readings follow listening room hours. The library’s online catalog shows the status of library items on reserve. Your listening may also be streaming from within a BU Blackboard site, as well, if your instructor has chosen this option.

Thesis Writers

See: Research Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations for submission requirements; prepared by thesis coordinator Brendan McDermott. Schedule an appointment with Holly Mockovak or Sarah P. Hunter (617-353-3705) during the preliminary stages of your research and otherwise as needed.

Carrels are located on floors 4, 5 and 6 of Mugar Memorial Library. Doctoral students in thesis writing stage may arrange for an assignment through the Circulation Department (617-353-3732).