BU WorldCat Local allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from other Boston Library Consortium libraries. Turnaround time is approximately three working days through BU WorldCat Local.
Interlibrary Loan services are offered to current BU faculty, staff, and students. All patrons except those affiliated with the Schools of Law and Medicine may place and track requests through our online forms. School of Law affiliates may consult the Law Library’s website for these services. School of Medicine affiliates, please use the Alumni Medical Library’s ILL form. For general inquires to the Interlibrary Loan office, please call (617) 353-3706 or email ILLMML@bu.edu.
A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow—in person—circulating material from a member library, just as you would from a BU library. BLC Cards are offered to current BU faculty, staff, and students with the exceptions of Law, Theology, and Medicine, whose affiliated libraries provide separate services to their clientele.