Computers, Printing & Scanning

BU Common from Anywhere

BU Common from Anywhere allows members of the BU Community to access the same software that is available in the BU Commons @ Mugar from anywhere in the world on their own device.

Using your existing BU login, access both common and specialized applications from anywhere, at any time, even when computer labs or libraries are inaccessible. Applications only available on Windows can be used seamlessly on other platforms, including Macs or mobile devices.


Mugar Memorial Library

  • 1st floor: there are 30 workstations available in the BU Common @ Mugar lab and by the Library Services desk.
  • 2nd floor: there are 15 workstations total located in the mezzanine and study spaces outside of the Music Library.

Assistance for library or personal computers is available at the IT Help Desk located on the first floor of Mugar Library. Additionally, help can be obtained via the IS&T website.


Computers in the Mugar, Pardee Management, Pickering Educational Resources, Science & Engineering, and Stone Science Library are connected to the campus MyPrint network. You can also print from your laptop using a web browser. Color printing is available on the first, second, and third floors of Mugar at $0.25 per page using Convenience Points.

You can release print jobs at MyPrint stations located in the libraries, including those at the Print Center desk. The Print Center desk at Mugar is open from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.


Scan to Email/Cloud Storage

Many of the MyPrint stations in Mugar have Scan to Email/Cloud Storage functionality. This service allows you to scan and save files to your OneDrive or Google cloud storage.

Alternatively, scanning apps (such as Adobe Scan) are available for your personal mobile device.

Scanning & Digital Delivery Services

BU Libraries offers Scanning & Digital Delivery Services to support research and instruction. Faculty and doctoral students at BU who need scanned portions of books and other printed materials held by the BU Libraries for instruction or research should submit a request via the Scanning Requests Form.