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Your library account is changing!

November 16th, 2012

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Don’t worry, your account isn’t really changing – it’s the way you access it that will.  We are happy to announce that you will soon be able to log into your library account with your BU login name and Kerberos password.

All of the books you have checked out will be transitioned along with their due dates from the old system into the new one starting on Friday, Nov. 16 at 5pm and lasting through Sunday, Nov. 18. During this short time, sign-in, online renewals and e-shelf will not be working.

More Good News

As we upgrade the catalog management system in the coming weeks, you will see many improvements in BU Libraries Search, including

  • advanced and customizable request options, such as placing hold and recall requests online
  • seamless integration for the books you check out on your account and your eShelf in BU Libraries Search
  • improved metadata for all resource records, including databases, articles, ebooks and more
  • improved relevancy rankings and holdings displays for journals

Finally, our new system is much more adaptable than the old system, so that as future improvements become available, they can be implemented more easily.

If you have any questions, please use our Ask A Librarian service or contact a reference librarian.