Moving of the Collection

January 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized

The library staff will be shifting the collection over the next several months. Please excuse the noise as we try to adjust the collection to make room for new purchases throughout the collection.  Labels will be removed as we work through each set of stacks so please ask for assistance if you cannot locate an item.

We apologize for the inconvenience this presents.

Closed 1/18 and 1/20; MLK Jr Day

January 16th, 2014 in Library Hours

The Theology Library will be closed on Saturday, January 18 and Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

Normal semester hours will resume at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

BibleWorks and Accordance are here!

January 10th, 2014 in New Resources

Both BibleWorks (Windows)  and Accordance (Mac) are now available in Room 209, the library’s electronic classroom.  BibleWorks can be found on terminals in the second row and Accordance on the Macs in the last row.  Both are intended to assist with Biblical research.  Tutorials and help pages are available with each software package.

Plagiarism Workshop; 1/16 at 2 pm

January 9th, 2014 in Workshops

Learn how to give credit where credit is due, and get useful tips on how and what to cite in your research papers. Stacey Battles de Ramos, Access Services Librarian, will be offering a workshop on plagiarism in the library’s electronic classroom (Room 209) at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 16.

Please contact Stacey at ( or 617-358-0698 with questions.

The “Official” TA’s Orientation to the Theology Library; 1/14 at 1pm

January 9th, 2014 in Workshops

Come visit the library’s instruction room (room 209) at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 14, for a brief orientation to find out how the library can help you as a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant this semester. We’ll cover borrowing privileges, proxy accounts to borrow materials for your professors, setting up course reserves, and how to use the faculty copycard. This orientation is hosted by Stacey Battles de Ramos, our Access Services Librarian, and should take approximately 20 minutes, with a quick question and answer session at the end. New and returning TAs are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Stacey at


Course Reserves due December 1

January 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized

You can find the forms for requesting course reserves here.

Intersession Hours (12/23 – 01/14)

December 3rd, 2013 in Library Hours

Intersession hours for the Theology Library are:

Saturday, December 21 Closed

Monday, December 23

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tues., December 24 through Wed., January 1


Thurs., January 2 through Tues., January 14

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

[Closed Weekends]

Normal semester hours resume on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00 am.

BibleWorks has arrived!

November 25th, 2013 in New Resources

BibleWorks has been added to 4 computers in the second row of the electronic classroom (Room 209) and to the instructor’s computer in the first row. Come in and make use of this valuable resources for Biblical study.

BibleWorks 9 is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more!

New Scanner Now Available!

November 18th, 2013 in New Services

The new scanner is now available across from the old one in the Microfilm viewing area, near the Oversized stacks.  Please stop by and make use of this wonderful new resource.  Scanning will be limited to 100 pages. Please limit your time to 30 minutes so other patrons can make use of these scanners.

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.