Big changes coming to the BU Libraries!

in New Services
November 7th, 2012

Starting November 16th, there will be several changes to the library website and services. These changes include:

  1. All graduate students will get to borrow materials for 28 days.

  2. Faculty loans will be for one year.

  3. Requests will be performed within the new catalog interface (BU Search) rather than via paper request forms.

  4. Users will no longer require PINs to access their library accounts. All log-ins will be by BU username and Kerberos password. External borrowers lacking a BU username or Kerberos password will no longer be able to check their records or renew books online.

  5. You will need to sign into the new system to access electronic resources.  At the current time, sign in is only available AFTER you’ve entered a search.  If you do not sign in, full-text materials will not display except as citations.

As the BU libraries transition from the current system to the new system this month, we expect that we will encounter some issues so we ask for your patience. We will do our best to make your experience as painless as possible.