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The BU Libraries welcome you!

September 9th, 2013

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If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library’s varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you.

MugarThe following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and resources:

    • BU has the second largest academic library in the Boston area (after Harvard) and has the fourth largest academic library in New England.
    • BU Libraries hold nearly 2.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 40,000 unique electronic journals.
  • BU Libraries have over 200 staff members ready to assist your research needs.

Our main library page provides links to our databases, eJournals and research guides as well as the BU Library Search, which you can use to find resources in the library in addition to electronic books, journals, articles and more. Access to electronic resources requires a BU login name and password. If you do not have a BU login name and password, please contact the IT Help Center. Additional answers and assistance can be found on our Research page.

While we have an ever growing number of electronic resources, please remember that many of our journals and the majority of our books are only available in print. Locations, call numbers and formats (print, electronic, microfilm) and also our journal holdings can be found using the BU Libraries Search.

If you have any questions about our resources, please check our Help page or feel free to contact the appropriate library reference desk. We look forward to meeting you this new academic year.