Stone Science Library & Other Libraries

Stone Science

The Stone Science Library brings together books, journals, atlases, maps, photographs, and more in support of Archaeology, Earth & Environment, and the Center for Remote Sensing.

Our non-circulating holdings include some 9,700 books and journals, 5,000 maps, and the Will Myers Aerial Photograph Archive, among many other resources. The main focus of the collections is on archaeological and remote sensing materials. We also provide reference, reserve, and photocopy services. Visit us at 675 Commonwealth Avenue to access the collections.

The library is located in the College of Arts and Sciences Stone Science Building, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor.

Visiting other Boston University Libraries.

Libraries at Boston University

Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries

The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries support the research needs of the School of Law faculty and students, along with other legal researchers at BU. Library holdings include federal and state primary legal materials; major serials, treatises, and other secondary materials; legal documents and reports; and international law materials.

Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC)

The HGARC is a major resource for researchers, biographers, historians, producers, and students. The collections vary in size and content and contain a variety of manuscripts, drafts, galleys, notes, notebooks, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, reviews, photographs, memorabilia, and personal and professional correspondence.

AsianArc (formerly The International Center for East Asian Archaeology & Cultural History Library)

The AsianArc Library is comprised of over 10,000 books and journals, 12,000 photos and slides, and a collection of several thousand maps of Asia. Library holdings feature an extensive and up-to-date collection of book and journal titles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian archaeology, art history and ancient history, as well as important selections pertaining to other areas of East, Southeast, and Central Asia, and in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, literature, and philosophy. Although the Library is currently non-circulating, visitors are welcome to place books on personal reserve while engaged in current research by contacting Professor Robert Murowchic (

Mugar Memorial Library

As BU’s main humanities and social sciences library, Mugar Memorial Library provides resources for study, teaching, and research, and houses the African Studies and Music Libraries, the HGARC, the Martin Luther King Reading Room, the PAL Study Lounge, the Common@Mugar, and the Krasker Film/Video Services collection.

School of Theology Library

The Theology Library encourages the pursuit of personal and academic research in all stages of life. The library maintains an open-doors policy to the public for in-house consultation of all its materials, without exception.

Museums & Research Institutions located in Massachusetts

American Antiquarian Society
Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Boston Anthenaeum Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
Commonwealth Museum
Concord Museum
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Hammond Castle Museum
Harvard University Art Museums
Historic New England
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Massachusetts Historical Society
Museum of African American History
Museum of Fine Arts
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New England Historic Genealogical Society
National Heritage Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Old South Meeting House and Historic Site
Old Sturbridge Village
Peabody Essex Museum
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Plimoth Plantation
U.S.S. Constitution
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Museums & Research Institutions located outside Massachusetts

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
Museum of Modern Art (New York)
National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)