Help from the education librarian

June 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Are you at the School of Education and just need a quick answer?
Drop in at our circulation desk or see the reference librarian in room B15 — no appointment necessary.

Are you off site, or do you need to more in-depth research assistance?
Please email or make an appointment with Dan Benedetti, our education librarian and the Head of the Pickering Library.

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Pardee Library: Summer Hours

June 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pardee Management Library will be open the following hours throughout the summer:


Monday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm
Friday 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm

For information regarding summer holidays, please visit our Hours Page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us through our Staff & Service Contacts page.

Featured eBook: Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

June 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized

payplayThis new ebook offers a solution to the problematic relationship between institutions of higher education and the question of compensation for amateur athletes.  The authors are informed by critical race theory in their analyses of the topic, and also report on the results of a survey they conducted.

This and other ebooks are available on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform.  For more ebooks suggestions on topics in education, try our Physical Education, Health and Coaching guide or our Higher Education guide.


Summer? We’re open.

June 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Now through Sept 1st–whether you are new or returning, actively pursuing projects, making fall plans, or just looking to roam in the recordings–welcome or welcome back. Music staff are here to assist Mon-Thr, 8:30am-6pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (see hours). Location: 2nd floor of Mugar Library, 771 Comm. Ave. Email if you’d like to inquire about something in advance.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pardee Library will be open the following hours during Commencement Week (May 13 – 21):

Photo by Mark Ramsay

Saturday, May 13 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 14 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 19 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 20 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 21 (Commencement) 12 pm – 9 pm
Summer hours will begin on May 22.

Congratulations graduates!

Library Services for Alumni

May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized

expanding online access for alumni

Many BU Libraries services and collections are available to alumni. Please avail yourself of these rich resources!

Digital access to some databases and journals remains for alumni through BU Libraries Search.

If visiting the campus you can use the library and its resources on site, including electronic resources, the listening room of the Music Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Reference help is also available in person, by email and phone. In addition, you can borrow books for 4 weeks with an alumni card.

More information on BU Libraries alumni resources can be found here.

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!

Library Services for BU Alumni

April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Cap and DiplomaDid you know that BU Alumni have remote access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles? To access these resources, alumni may visit the Alumni Services webpage on the main library website. Databases currently available to BU alumni include ABI/Inform, Business Source (EBSCO Alumni Edition), JSTOR, Project Muse, and others. For additional information, please see the Library Services for Questrom School of Business Alumni page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

National Academies Press Education Collection

April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized

napThe National Academies Press (NAP) offers its entire PDF catalog of books for free!

The press is the publishing arm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, the National Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, and publishes books and reports that scientists, educators, and policy makers rely on.

Their Education collection is an outstanding source for current issues. A free account registration is required. Costs listed on the site are often for the purchase of physical copies.

These items are discoverable in BU Libraries Search.