Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

April 27th, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized


Donut Wait to StudyConcentrate Mugar Open 24 HoursBeginning Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 am, through Friday, May 12 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

Between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am, access to the library will be limited to currently registered Boston University students. All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that after midnight, library services such as the Research Center and most circulation services, will not be available. Also, the Music and African Studies Libraries and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will be closed.

Mugar Library will provide a van service from midnight until 6:00 am for anyone that needs a ride home on campus. The van will make periodic pick-ups on Commonwealth Avenue in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location. If you have any questions, please contact Mugar Library Security at (617) 353-4015.

Other BU libraries may also have extended hours. Please check the full listing of BU libraries for more information and contact the individual library directly if you have any questions.

For detailed information about library hours and study spaces during exams, please visit:  Extended Hours & Study Spaces Through Finals

Good luck on your finals!

 

Pardee Library Final Exam Hours

April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized


final examsPardee Library will be open extended hours during final exams. The hours for May 4 – 12 are listed below. Mugar Library is also holding extended hours.

Thursday, May 4 8 am – 11 pm
Friday, May 5 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 6 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 7 10 am – midnight
Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11 8 am – midnight
Friday, May 12 8 am – 6 pm

Good luck with your exams!

Win a cash prize for your personal book collection! (Deadline extended)

March 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized


HGARC Student Book Collecting Contest 2017For 40 years, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University has sponsored an annual book collecting contest. The contest is open to all full-time students regularly enrolled at Boston University and is devised “to stimulate the student body to pursue the gratifying and exhilarating experience of creating a collection of books, with all the ancillary benefits such an interest involves.” Formerly named in honor of its principal donor, the HGARC Book Collecting Contest awards six cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,500. For additional information, please review the Contest Rules and First Place Winners since 1967.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017. (Original deadline was extended).

Massachusetts tax forms available at Mugar Library

March 9th, 2017 in Feature


taxpicture5Mugar Library distributes print tax forms for both full-year Massachusetts residents and also part-year non-residents. These booklets are available on the New Book shelves located opposite the Mugar Circulation Desk on the first floor. Due to the Patriot’s Day holiday on Monday April 17, Massachusetts tax returns and payments are due on or before Tuesday April 18, 2017.  The U.S. federal tax deadline is also April 18, 2017.

If you don’t pick up the print form, you can also download Massachusetts forms and instructions from the Department of Revenue.

If you reside in another state, the Federation of Tax Administrators provides links to all other state tax forms.

The U.S. government no longer sends tax forms to the library. Tax booklets and instructions are available online from the Internal Revenue Service.

Open Textbook Workshop for Faculty, February 9

January 17th, 2017 in Feature


Are you a faculty member concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Are you searching for open educational content that you can freely use, edit, and distribute? Explore open textbook solutions at
the BU Libraries’ Open Textbook Workshop and receive a $400 stipend for reviewing an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. A limited number of stipends are available for faculty members who participate in the workshop and contribute a written review afterwards. 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 9, 12:30-2:00pm, in the Mugar Library. RSVP by February 2. If you cannot attend, but are still interested in learning more about open textbooks at a future workshop or presentation, please let us know by filling out the RSVP form and indicating your interest. 

If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Anna Newman, Open Access Specialist in the BU Libraries, at 617-358-8563 or newmanaa@bu.edu. 

Open Textbook Workshop

January 4th, 2017 in

Are you concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Are you searching for open educational content that you can freely use, edit, and distribute? Explore open textbook solutions at the BU Libraries’ Open Textbook Workshop and receive a $400 stipend for reviewing an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. A limited number of stipends are available for faculty members who participate in the workshop and contribute a written review afterwards. 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 9, 12:30-2:00pm, in Mugar Library, Room 302. RSVP using the form below by February 2. If you cannot attend, but are still interested in learning more about open textbooks at a future workshop or presentation, please let us know by filling out the RSVP form and indicating your interest. 

If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Anna Newman, Open Access Specialist in the BU Libraries, at 617-358-8563 or newmanaa@bu.edu.

Register for the BU Libraries’ Open Textbook Workshop

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

December 8th, 2016 in Feature


mugar-24-hoursBeginning Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 am, through Tuesday, December 20 at midnight, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

During late night/early morning hours (generally between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am) access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a BU ID (Terrier card). All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that during the late night hours, regular library services, such as checking out books, will not be available. Also, the Music and African Studies Libraries and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will be closed.

Mugar Library will provide a van service from midnight until 6:00 am for anyone that needs a ride home on campus. The van will make periodic pick-ups on Commonwealth Ave. in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location. If you have any questions, please call the Mugar Library Security Department at (617) 353-4015.

Other BU libraries may also have extended hours. Please check the full listing of BU libraries for more information and contact the individual library directly if you have any questions.

Good luck on your finals!

Pardee Library: Final Exam Hours

November 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized


15974-a-cup-of-coffee-with-a-stack-of-books-pvPardee Library will be open extended hours during final exams. The hours for December 13 – 21 are below. Mugar Library is also holding extended hours.

Tuesday, December 13 – Thursday December 15 8 am – 11 pm
Friday, December 16 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, December 17 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, December 18 10 am – midnight
Monday, December 19 – Tuesday December 20 8 am – midnight
Wednesday, December 21 8 am – 9 pm

We will close for intersession at 6 pm on Friday, December 23 and reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Good luck with your exams and happy holidays!

“Celebrating Peace Corps” Exhibit & Events Nov. 14-18, 2016

November 15th, 2016 in Feature

As part of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18, 2016) the African Studies Library is invites you to stop by and view the following exhibit and events.

Exhibit:   “Peace Corps: 55 Years of Global Engagement” 
Peace Corps has changed the lives of its volunteers even as they made a difference in their countries of service. This is clearly evident in the growing literature written by returned volunteers.  
The African Studies Library is organizing an exhibit highlighting some of the Peace Corps materials within our own BU Library collections. Stop by and see selections from a variety of memoirs, field notes, photographs and Peace Corps publications on exhibit.  Learn about some famous people who, it turns out, were Peace Corps volunteers. Last but certainly not least, discover the stories of returned Peace Corps volunteers who live, study, and work alongside us here at BU.

Events: Conversations with former Peace Corps Volunteers
Be sure to attend one or both of our informal discussions with Returned PC Volunteers (RPCV’s) from various countries in Africa. Find out what motivated them to join the Peace Corps, what life was like in the field and how it has changed their lives.  

Where?  
African Studies Library Reading Room. Light refreshments will be provided.

When?  
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30am  – A conversation with former Peace Corps Volunteers,
Christopher Conz (Lesotho) and Diane Gallagher (Cape Verde)

 Friday, Nov. 18, 3:30pm – A conversation with former Peace Corps Volunteers,
Jennifer Yanco (Zaire – now DRC) and  John Hutchison (Niger)

Peace Corps misc ASL Archive photos
Please attend if you can!
We are located on the
6th floor of the Mugar Library (accessible by the north elevator).
Contact
asl@bu.edu if you have any questions. Thanks!

“Celebrating Peace Corps” Exhibit & Events Nov. 14-18, 2016

October 21st, 2016 in

As part of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18, 2016) the African Studies Library is offering the following exhibit and events.

Exhibit:   “Peace Corps: 55 Years of Global Engagement” 
Peace Corps has changed the lives of its volunteers even as they made a difference in their countries of service. This is clearly evident in the growing literature written by returned volunteers.  
The African Studies Library is organizing an exhibit highlighting some of the Peace Corps materials within our own BU Library collections. Stop by and see a variety of memoirs, field notes, photographs and Peace Corps publications on exhibit.  Learn about some famous people who, it turns out, were Peace Corps volunteers. Last but certainly not least, discover the stories of returned Peace Corps volunteers who live, study, and work alongside us here at BU. 

Events: Conversations with former Peace Corps Volunteers
Be sure to attend one or both of our informal discussions with returned PC volunteers from various countries in Africa. Find out what motivated them to join the Peace Corps, what life was like in the field and how it has changed their lives.  

Where?  African Studies Library Reading Room. Light refreshments will be provided.

When?  Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30am  A conversation with PCVs to Lesotho & Cape Verde
Friday, Nov. 18, 3:30pm A conversation with PCVs to Zaire (now DRC) and Niger.

Peace Corps misc ASL Archive photos

Please attend if you can!  We are located on the 6th floor of the Mugar Library (accessible by the north elevator). Contact asl@bu.edu if you have any questions. Thanks!