Category: New Services

BTI cards

February 3rd, 2014 in New Services

You must get your BTI card from the Circulation Desk at the Theology Library before heading to another BTI library. If you do not have this card, you will be sent back to BU to get it.  All BTI card users must register at the other BTI library between the hours of 9-5 Monday through Friday. After registering, you may go and use your BTI privileges whenever that BTI library is open.

New databases available to BU Alums!

October 25th, 2013 in New Resources, New Services

The BU Libraries are pleased to announce that BU alumni now have increased access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles. To access these resources, alumni should visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases now available to BU alumni include JSTOR, Project Muse, and EBSCO’s Business Source, among others. This expanded service was made possible by a collaboration among the Provost’s Office, IS&T,  and the Libraries.

If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian.

Graduate loan periods

August 29th, 2013 in New Services

The loan period for graduate student loans is now 133 days, rather than 28 days.  Loans prior to August 28th remain at 28 days unless renewed. You may renew books twice online (unless an item is recalled or overdue) prior to bringing them back to the library.

ILLiad Improvements

December 11th, 2012 in New Services

Changes are coming to ILLiad! Effective at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, you will be able to sign in to your ILLiad interlibrary loan account using your Kerberos username and password. You will then be asked to provide contact information to create your new ILLiad account.

Your new ILLiad account will have significant changes:

  • You will need to sign in to ILLiad with your BU username and Kerberos password, instead of your old ILLiad username and password.
  • ILLiad emails will be sent to your BU email address only. If you wish to forward emails from your BU address to another account, please contact BU IS&T for more information on how to forward emails.
  • If you have bookmarked our old ILLiad sign-in page on your browser, you will need to bookmark the new sign-in page instead.

Your old ILLiad requests still exist and will continue to be processed. It may take 1-2 business days for the old account to be merged to your new account and those requests to become visible online. Even if you cannot see your old requests on your new ILLiad account, you may continue to pick-up or return any ILL requests placed before the switch (emails will still be sent when those ILL requests arrive).

These improvements will help us to provide you with better Interlibrary Loan services. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Access Services Librarian, Stacey Ramos, at sthill@bu.edu or 617-358-0698.

Sincerely,
The Theology Library

Big changes coming to the BU Libraries!

November 7th, 2012 in New Services

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.

Faculty and Staff Room Reservations

August 26th, 2011 in New Services

Boston University School of Theology staff and faculty can now request a reservation for the Conference Room or Electronic Classroom on our website under Room Reservations!

Please note that room reservations are currently only available to STH faculty and staff and require authentication with your kerberos password to access the form.

Also, reservations are not guaranteed, as neither room can be reserved by more than one party at a time and both can only be reserved for appropriate academic functions. These forms are to request a reservation; they do not confirm the reservation. You will receive an email from library staff within two business days confirming receipt of this request and letting you know whether the room has been reserved for your function.

Virtual Library Tour on Facebook

August 26th, 2010 in New Services, Workshops

There is now have a virtual library tour on the Theology Library’s Facebook Page! Check it out here.

Alumni Cards – Now printable online!

August 26th, 2010 in New Services

Please note that Boston University Alumni no longer need to visit the Alumni Offices to get alumni cards. These cards can now be printed from the Benefits page of the Alumni section of the BU website at this url: http://www.bu.edu/alumni/need/alumni-card/.

Please see our Borrowing Privileges page for more information on alumni borrowing privileges.