Campus Resources

Here you will find information about resources available to you on campus and around campus. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these resources and contact Graduate Student Life with any questions.

Looking for a quiet space to study for midterms or finals?

Graduate Student Life recommends these SPH Study Spots

Bookstore:

Barnes & Noble @ Boston University

Charles River Campus
660 Beacon Street
617-267-8484

Take the BUS to the University’s bookstore on the Charles River Campus to purchase books, school supplies and BU-themed gear.

Key Web Resources:

Blackboard

Blackboard is online software used by many course instructors to enhance communication and to enable student-centered teaching. Log into blackboard using your Kerberos password.

BU Student Link

The official Boston University student website for registration, scheduling, grades, student accounts and financial information.

Information Services & Technology

Information Services & Technology (IS&T) provides students with technical support for BU e-mail accounts, network access and computer repair.

Libraries:

Alumni Medical Library

72 East Concord St., 12th Floor
617-638-4232

The Alumni Medical Library serves the faculty, staff, and students of the Boston University schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Public Health, and the Boston Medical Center. Faculty, staff, and students of the Boston University Charles River Campus are eligible for most services. Members of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) are also welcome to use the Medical Library, and are eligible for most library services, with a valid BLC Card.

Mugar Memorial Library

771 Commonwealth Avenue
617-353-3732 (Circulation)
617-353-3704 (Reference)

Mugar Memorial Library (the main Boston University library) and its branches have more than 1.6 million volumes. The library collections also include 20,800 serials and 2.7 million microform units. Its 130 electronic subscriptions provide users access to more than 12,000 full-text journals and other resources. It has strong collections in many areas of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Located in Mugar, the African Studies Library is one of the foremost collections of Africana in North America. Its history collection is broad-based and offers strong collections in several areas, including European medieval history, the US Civil War, and twentieth-century international and diplomatic history. In the humanities, areas of strength include English language materials in Renaissance, Northern and Italian Baroque, and modern art. The Science & Engineering Library, one of Mugar’s major branches, offers substantial holdings in electrical and computer engineering.

Pappas Law Library

765 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 201
617-353-3151

The Law Library collection has over 550,000 volumes and microform volume equivalents. The collections are primarily for research, although monographs will circulate to Boston University students.

Study Space:

The BUMC’s Resource Scheduling office maintains a schedule of available study rooms. Students are welcome to use these spaces on campus when they are not scheduled for other events. The block of rooms on the 7th floor of Evans (listed on the schedule as E715–E723) are often available for studying. In addition to these rooms listed, there is space available for student use near Student Financial Services (located in the A building on the 3rd floor), which includes a student lounge and conference room. Please note that BUMC administration may be required to restrict the use of study rooms or request that students vacate rooms that need to be utilized for scheduled classes, meetings, or emergencies.

We also remind students that there is a student lounge and computer room located in Talbot 1 East. In addition, you can fill out an application for a free SPH Locker Rental. If a locker isn’t currently available, you will be put on a waiting list and contact as soon as something opens up. For any questions regarding study space on campus, contact Erica Townsend in Graduate Student Life.

Printing:

Printing in the Talbot Student Lounge and Crosstown 3rd Floor: MyPrint is a print system managed by BU Information Services & Technology (IS&T). It provides accounting and printing capabilities for SPH students in the Talbot Student Lounge and Crosstown printers. Log on to your MyPrint account using your kerberos information, and print, print, print away! There are printing instructions posted just above the printers.

Alumni Medical Library (12th floor of the School of Medicine): Boston University Medical Campus students are eligible to receive an Alumni Medical Library print/copy card containing 100 free pages (or the equivalent of 200 double-sided images) during EACH of the following two time periods: 1) January 1 – June 30, and 2) July 1 – December 31. The free pages can be picked up on any date during each of the two periods. Students must show a valid Boston University ID in order to receive their free pages. Print cards may be picked up at the Library Circulation Desk, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Print cards work in all printers in the Library and LRC.

Mugar Memorial Library (Charles River Campus): Did you know BU graduate students get 500 free pages of printing per semester at the Mugar Memorial Library? Take advantage of this by visiting Mugar at 771 Commonwealth Ave. The BU Shuttle, which travels back and forth between the Medical Campus and the Charles River Campus, stops right near the library at the Marsh Plaza stop. Visit the BUS website for schedules: www.bu.edu/thebus. Students can access their printing directly by simply logging into one of the Mugar computers with their BU Kerberos name and password.

Student Accounting Services

617-353-2264

Student Accounting Services is responsible for billing students and processing payments. Their mission is to provide excellent service to students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, sponsoring agencies and others in support of the academic, administrative and financial activities of Boston University. Information on tuition and fees at Boston University is posted by academic year and school by Student Accounting Services.

Student Financial Services Office

72 East Concord Street, A-303
617-638-5130

Student Financial Services helps Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) students identify ways to effectively meet their financial needs. SFS offers a friendly, student-centered environment that welcomes walk-ins, appointments, telephone calls and emails.

Housing Resources

72 E Concord Street A-311
617-638-5125
Office Hours: M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Housing Resources is here to help Boston University Medical Campus students find a place to live in the Boston and surrounding areas.

International Student & Scholars Office

We’re advocates for international exchange, promoting the academic, professional, and personal growth of Boston University’s diverse community of international students, faculty, and staff. Working under the aegis of BU Global Programs, the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) cultivates campus-wide appreciation for our community’s many contributions that enhance BU’s richness and character.

Disability Services Office

Boston University 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.

Transportation & Parking

There are plenty of ways to get between the Medical and Charles River Campuses. The BU Shuttle offers a free ride for students Monday–Saturday. Other options include public transportation (MBTA), the Hubway bike rental system, and ZipCar. Click here for more information about Parking & Transportation Services, Transportation for Commuters, orPublic Safety.

SPH Student Event/Announcement Request

This form generates a request to post an event and/or announcements on the SPH website and in the SPH Student Weekly.

Screen Announcement Request

This form generates a request to post announcements and/or event on screens in the Talbot, Crosstown, and Instructional buildings (selected screens only). If you are not a member of the SPH community but would like to post to our screens in Talbot and limited screens in Crosstown and L-Building, please email us for consideration (we only post non-SPH items if they are of significant interest to our community). In addition, if you are not a member of the SPH community and are looking to post to screens other than in Talbot and Crosstown, contact BUMC Communications for assistance.

Faculty & Staff Directory

Use this directory to search for specific faculty or staff at SPH.

Graduate school is challenging and requires you to take good care of your mental, emotional and physical health! There are many health and wellness resources available to SPH students on the BU Medical Campus and Charles River Campus. Please visit our Health & Wellness page for information on how to take care of yourself.

Graduate Student Life

Talbot Building, 2 Center
617-638-5057

The Graduate Student Life Office supports all SPH programs and manages key campus events and organizations, including orientation, convocation, student organizations and social events on campus.

Registrar, Professional & Academic Services

Talbot Building, 210 Center
617-638-5057| sphregr@bu.edu

The Professional & Academic Services offices helps students with course selection, registration, and transcripts.

Career Services Office

Talbot Building, 113 East
617.638-4602 | sphcareeroffice@bu.edu

The Career Services Office offers studetns job search assistance, career counseling and many other resources.

Activist Lab

Talbot Building, 2 East
617-638-4656| activist@bu.edu

The Activist Lab works with community stakeholders to develop innovative programs and services that address challenging urban public health issues. These activities fill service gaps in the community, provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to integrate into the community in a meaningful and productive way, and serve as a model for future program or policy development.