For Faculty

Library Classes & Instruction

We offer instruction for faculty and to students. Learn about the use of electronic resources, bibliographic tools such as RefWorks, and the overall process of posing problems, collecting and evaluating information, drawing conclusions, and presenting findings.

Scanning & Delivery Services

The Libraries resumed scanning and electronic delivery of scanned materials on Monday, June 29. Faculty can make scanning requests through the Faculty Scanning Requests Form (Kerberos password protected).


Faculty may place materials on reserve, including items from the libraries’ collections as well as personal copies of such material as books, articles, or sample exams may be designated for reserve. We will scan items (within the limits of copyright law) for you.


Interested in learning more about our collections or requesting something for purchase? You can learn more about our collection development policies and find out who to contact with specific questions.


BU faculty can check out most BU library materials for 365 days. Loans may be renewed as many times as you wish, unless the item is recalled by another patron. You can get materials BU doesn’t own through the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) or Interlibrary Loan.

Research Help

Librarians are able to support faculty with research consultations. You can contact a subject librarian if you are in need of assistance.

Digital Scholarship Services

DiSC runs OpenBU, BU’s institutional repository, and provides support for pedagogical projects. Learn more about Open Access policies at BU and how to use MyCV.