Latest COVID-19 Information

BU Libraries 2 Go

Boston University Libraries now offers a request and contactless pickup service for books and other circulating materials for research and study.

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How It Works

Select items are now available for request via BU Libraries 2 Go. Current BU faculty, students, and staff may request items.

Request through BU Libraries Search

  1. Find your book(s) in BU Libraries Search
  2. Sign in
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  3. When items are available, the request button will appear
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  4. Complete optional fields if necessary and click request to submit
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  5. You’ll see immediate confirmation that your request was submitted
  6. You’ll receive a notification to your BU email confirming your request with pickup details

Picking Up

In order to visit the libraries, use the BU Libraries 2 Go service, or retrieve ILL items, you must first be cleared to come to campus in accordance with University COVID-19 protocols. For questions regarding your status, please contact the COVID-19 Support Line, Student Health Services, or Occupational Health Center.

Check your Loan Receipt email for pick-up location and instructions. Items will be held for 5 days, beginning the day after receiving the email confirmation.

Please remember to observe Back2BU protocols such as wearing your face covering and maintaining social distance.

Returning Materials

Items may be returned at any Boston University library and at the main BU Libraries drop box outside the GSU link near the eastern entrance.

Contact Us

For questions about your BU Libraries 2 Go request or scheduling accommodations, please contact us at

For all other assistance with services and research please contact us via chat or email at Ask a Librarian