Make the most out your experience as a Boston University student

As enrolled students of Boston University, members of the military community have access to the comprehensive library resources, professional services and programs, and career services that the University offers all its students.

The staff of the Boston University Libraries provides extensive service to the entire University community with a collection of more than 2.1 million volumes in paper and 3.7 million microform equivalents, 29,000 current journals, and access to hundreds of electronic databases. Boston University’s library resources are expanded through a consortium arrangement with local research libraries that include Boston College, Northeastern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and others. An interlibrary loan system further expands these assets.

While central service is provided by the Mugar Memorial Library, two branch libraries are of particular interest to students enrolled at Boston University’s military locations: Science and Engineering and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library.

A librarian at the Pardee Management Library is assigned as the liaison between the students at military sites and the main campus libraries. The assigned librarian makes periodic trips to military sites to meet with Boston University faculty and students, as well as the librarians in the local base libraries. Within the professional relationship, the liaison helps students with reference questions by telephone and e-mail and explains how to submit interlibrary loan requests through their base libraries. The staff at the Science and Engineering library is prepared to assist with bibliographic searches in the Inspec database, reference questions, and interlibrary loan services.

Boston University graduate students at military sites are entitled to use campus libraries and research facilities in Boston, and the Marine Corps base libraries in North Carolina at Cherry Point, New River, and Camp Lejeune. Students also have access to libraries at East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Boston University has arranged with the base libraries for special services to support students in the master’s program, including:

  • Subscriptions to major management journals at each library
  • An annual acquisition program of management books
  • Access by each library to the Boston University Libraries online catalog
  • Fax access by each library to the Interlibrary Loan Office at Mugar Memorial Library
  • “Computer Select” and “Business Periodicals Ondisc” [ABI/Inform] periodicals database in the Cherry Point Library
  • Paper supplies for library printers
  • Secure areas in each library for computers reserved for the exclusive use of Boston University students

The resources of Boston University’s Disability Services are available to on-base students. BU takes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of its many students and alumni with disabilities. The University is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) of 2008, and embodies the University’s historic determination to ensure the inclusion of all members of its communities.

Our goal, at Disability Services, is to provide services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at Boston University.

For more, visit the Disability Services website.

Boston University does not provide health care services for students enrolled in programs at military sites. Students are responsible for their own health care needs.