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Welcome to BU Libraries!

August 30th, 2019

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


If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, welcome! If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you.

Here is a glimpse of what’s in our collections:

  • BU has the second largest academic library in the Boston area (after Harvard) and the fourth largest academic library in New England.
  • BU Libraries hold approximately 2.4 million physical volumes, 1.2 million eBooks, 45,000 journals, 460 databases, and more than 400 research guides.
  • BU Libraries have more than 100 staff members ready to assist with your research needs.

Check out our databases and research guides as well as BU Libraries Search, which you can use to find resources in the library.

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.

If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!