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Item not available at BU? Request it through BU Worldcat Local

March 28th, 2012

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

Is the book that you want checked out? Do you need something that is not available from the BU Libraries? There is an easy way for you to request materials from other area libraries. The items will be shipped quickly to Mugar Library, where you can pick them up.

BU Worldcat Local allows you to simultaneously search library catalogs of all 17 Boston Library Consortium member libraries. If the BU Libraries do not own the item or our copy is unavailable, you may request it through BU Worldcat Local. The item will generally be available within 4 business days, often even faster than that.

For items not available through a BLC Library, you can still submit an Interlibrary Loan Request as long as the BU Libraries do not currently own the item.

*Please note: journal articles are *not* available through BU WorldCat Local.  Please request them through Interlibrary Loan.*

If you need any help searching BU Worldcat Local, please contact a reference librarian.