For Faculty

Check out the following resources offered by the School of Theology Library and BU Libraries to assist faculty in teaching their students and doing research.

Search Resources at Boston University

Search Resources at BU Libraries

Search for all of the resources Boston University has to offer! BU has over 2.4 million physical items (like books, microform, etc) and access to countless academic journals. Use BU Libraries Search to find books, articles, and more! Search Course Reserves or view your library account and renew books! See our information on borrowing privileges . Check the Library, Reference Desk, and Archives hours of operation. Find out about our computers and scanners.



Your research is important to us, and we have countless e-resources to help, like e-book and e-reference collections and lists of Indices and Databases available at BU. Search e-journals in our catalog. Add a Research Guide to your syllabus that is related to your class to help your students! Check out the RefWorks Citation Manager, which is accessible through an institutional subscription through BU. Consult our library workshops and tutorials page to discover when we are hosting our next workshop on RefWorks or Zotero, and browse online tutorials to master using a citation manager.

Request Resources from Other Libraries

Library Instruction

If you found the perfect material needed for your research, but it is not owned by any BU Library, you can request the item to be delivered to the School of Theology circulation desk from throughout the world! Search WorldCat Discovery or learn how to request an interlibrary loan. Get a BTI Card to have borrowing privileges at all BTI Libraries or get a BLC Card from Mugar to have borrowing privileges at BLC Libraries!

Library Instruction

Library Instruction

Our goal is to assist faculty members in research and teaching students! Here are some library instruction resources! Ask Library Staff about Library Instruction in the classroom! Are you assisting a professor? Check out our TA Guide to the Theology Library! Reserve the Library Conference Room (STH 202A) or the Library Instruction Room (STH 209), a classroom with over 15 computers with both Windows and Mac OS. Finally, suggest book purchases so we can add to our collection.

Get Reference Help

Get reference help

We have countless resources to help students if they ever need it! Always encourage students to come ask us questions, attend library workshops, and more- as librarians, answering questions is what we love to do! Anyone can get reference help by submitting a form here.  Students can email us at or visit the reference desk in the library! Check out our library workshops and tutorials (including an online workshop on plagiarism hosted by the BU School of Theology Library and page on citing sources properly. Finally check out our Personal Librarian Program for incoming first-year students.