Faculty Services

Mugar and branch librarians offer instruction for class sessions to faculty and to students. Instruction normally covers the use of electronic resources, bibliographic tools such as RefWorks, and information literacy questions of source authority and reliability. Collaborative projects provide opportunities for the librarian to work with faculty to tailor instruction to the specific needs of the class. more…


Faculty may place materials on reserve at the Mugar, Music, Management, Science & Engineering, and Education Libraries for the use of students enrolled in their classes. Items from the libraries’ collections as well as personal copies of such material as books, syllabi, lecture notes, articles, or sample exams may be designated for reserve. We will scan items (within the limits of copyright law) for you.


We offer access to literally millions of eBooks and print books through both regular purchasing and through memberships to organizations like the HathiTrust. Our eJournal collections currently number in the tens of thousands. You can request an item to be purchased by using the form, or by contacting the selector for a particular subject.

Scan, Photocopy, and Print

Scanners, photocopiers, and a printer networked to the MyPrint system are available in Mugar and most branches. Scanning to USB flash drive or email message is free of charge. The fee for photocopying is .10 cents per page, payable by cash or Convenience Points.


BU Faculty may check out most BU library materials for 19 weeks. Loans may be renewed twice, unless the item is recalled by another patron. Using a PIN (personal identification number), you can access your patron record and renew your own loans. Other borrowing methods include direct borrowing through BU Worldcat Local; by visiting a BLC library and using a Boston Library Consortium Card; through Interlibrary Loan; and in limited cases, through the Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program.