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Visiting the Libraries

Who Can Visit

Current Boston University faculty, students, and staff with a valid BU ID can visit our branches. All BU community members must swipe or display ID upon entry.

When to Visit in Person

Try Online First

We have expanded our online service delivery and may be able to help you without a visit to one of our branches.

For more information about connecting online, see our Using the Libraries Online overview or visit Ask a Librarian.

What to Expect

  • Bring your BU ID card for access to all branches. All members of the BU community are required to swipe their BU ID card to gain entry to Mugar Memorial Library; other branches require showing your BU ID to a staff member at entry.
  • At Mugar, all of your research needs our now located at a single Library Services Desk.
  • Patrons are expected to follow the BU Libraries Code of Conduct
  • Refer to Back2BU for complete information on safety and guides on return to campus.

This page last updated: July 22, 2022.