Library & Study Space


Alumni Medical Library
72 East Concord St., 12th Floor

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

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.

Where to Study on or near the Medical Campus

We also remind students that there is a student lounge and computer room located in Talbot 1 East. For any questions regarding study space on campus, contact Erica Townsend in Graduate Student Life.