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, staff, BUA students, and Emeritus Faculty. BU alumni may request items via ask@bu.edu.

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 loan with pickup details

Request through AskALibrarian

BU Alumni: BUL2go items may be requested by emailing the following details to askalibrarian@bu.edu: Title, Author, and your BU username/email address. If possible, please include the item record permalink from BULibraries Search. You will receive an email notification when items are available for pickup.

All Alumni BUL2go requests will be processed for pickup at Mugar Memorial Library (due to current protocols for entering the Libraries).

If you have not previously registered with BU Libraries as an Alumni, additional steps will be necessary to complete your account setup.

Picking Up

Check your Loan Receipt email for pick-up location and instructions. Items will be held for 5 Libraries business 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. For more information, see our page on Visiting the Libraries.

Note, due to current protocols for entering the Libraries, the only pickup location available to Emeritus Faculty and Alumni is the vestibule near the front entrance of Mugar Library.

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 ask@bu.edu

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