Academic Student Services

Computers

Students have access to a wide variety of computers for communication, coursework, and research at the BU Common @ Mugar located at the Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue. The BU Common @ Mugar has nearly 200 work stations on the first three floors of Mugar Memorial Library, spacious, comfortable accommodations, and support services.

If you bring your laptop to campus with you, wireless internet access is available in Warren Towers and across the entire campus.

Email

A few days before their respective programs begin, Summer Challenge and Summer Preview residential students will receive an email with details on how to set up email and wireless internet access before arriving on campus. High School Honors and Research Internship in Science & Engineering (RISE) students will set up accounts when they arrive. Setting up an email account is required to access the wireless internet on campus.

Library Services

There are 24 libraries on campus, holding 2.2 million volumes and more than 30,000 periodicals. Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences for Boston University.

Mugar Memorial Library

771 Commonwealth Avenue
617-353-3704
bu.edu/library/mugar

Summer Term Hours

Sunday, 10 am - 11 pm
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 11 pm
Friday and Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm

Science and Engineering Library

38 Cummington Street
617-353-3733
bu.edu/library/sel

Summer Term Hours

Sunday, 12 pm - 10 pm
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 10 pm
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm

For details on the other 22 branch libraries and holdings on campus, visit bu.edu/library.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Boston University

Books, notebooks, and other supplies are available at the Barnes and Noble bookstore, located at 660 Beacon Street in Kenmore Square.

Summer Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 12 pm - 6 pm

For more information visit bu.bncollege.com, call 617-267-8484, or email bksbu@bncollege.com.

Educational Resource Center (ERC)

For High School Honors students only.
The ERC helps BU students develop the range and depth of academic skills required by the University's rigorous programs. The free services and programs are designed to help students discover successful strategies not only for what to learn, but how to learn. Services are run by a team of seasoned professionals, graduate students, and student peers.

The ERC is located on the 5th and 6th floors of the Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road. For more information about the ERC's programs and services and to search for peer tutoring and writing assistance appointments, please visit the ERC website. The ERC can also be reached at 617-353-7077 or erc@bu.edu.

CAS Center for Writing

For High School Honors students only.
The CAS Center for Writing, at 100 Bay State Road on the third floor, offers one-on-one tutorials free of charge to all students enrolled in BU Writing Program courses (CAS WR 098 and WR 100). Tutorials may be available on a walk-in basis, but appointments are strongly recommended. Students may sign up for tutorial sessions online at bu.edu/writingprogram/the-writing-center, by calling 617-358-1500, or in person at the CAS Center for Writing.

Disability Services

Boston University is committed to supporting the academic, social, and cultural integration of individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to foster academic excellence, personal responsibility, and leadership growth in disabled students. Individuals are encouraged to contact Disability Services to discuss support services and accommodations they may need, including auxiliary aids like sign-language interpreters, exam accommodation, note-taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual's diagnosis and documented needs. Disability Services is also available to consult with individuals and groups regarding architectural, programmatic, digital, or communication access. The University's Compliance Officer for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the Director of Disability Services, Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D., who can be reached at lwolf@bu.edu. The Office of Disability Services may be reached at 617-353-3658, by email at access@bu.edu, or at bu.edu/disability.