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Mugar Memorial Library

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Most library services are available online. To save a visit to the libraries, get started here:


Using the Libraries Online

Access resources and services from anywhere


Ask Us

Contact us via chat or email


Make an Appointment

We’re available to meet over Zoom for your research needs

Preparing for a Visit

credit_card Bring your BU ID card. All members of the BU community will be required to swipe their BU ID card to gain entry to Mugar.

masks Face coverings are required for entry and must be worn at all times in the building.

Refer to Back2BU for complete information on safety and guides on visiting campus.

More about Visiting the Libraries

Services Availability

The majority of our services are available online. In-person services have been centralized at the Library Services Desk. See this page for more services.


Service Availability
Building Hours Mugar Memorial Library Hours
BU Libraries 2 Go shopping_bag Pickup at Mugar Entrance
Circulation Desk live_help Go to Library Services Desk
Interlibrary Loans shopping_bag Pickup at Mugar Entrance
Library Services Desk live_help 8 am – 11 pm daily
Krasker Film / Video event_available By appointment only – email
Microforms event_available By appointment only – email
Research Center event_available Chat or Zoom Appointment
Reserves Desk live_help Go to Library Services Desk
Returns assignment_returned Outside Mugar/GSU entrance
Stacks book Open

Study Areas

Service Availability
Floor by floor seating map See floor plans
PAL Study Lounge clear Closed
Reservable Rooms book_online Student Study App
Study Spaces event_seat First come first served


Service Availability
Applications cloud_queue BU Common from Anywhere
Computers desktop_windows 1st & 2nd floors
Copy / Scan scanner Open
Print Center print 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri
Printers print 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors

Navigating within Mugar

map View floor plans for available services points and study spaces.