For Faculty

Library Classes & Instruction

We offer instruction for faculty and to students. Learn about the use of electronic resources, bibliographic tools such as RefWorks, and the overall process of posing problems, collecting and evaluating information, drawing conclusions, and presenting findings.

Scanning & Digital Delivery

Boston University Libraries will provide scanning and electronic document delivery of scanned materials from the Libraries for faculty and doctoral students by request. 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.


Place books, articles, and other readings on electronic reserve for your students using the Place Items on Reserves form or the Faculty Scanning Requests form.


Interested in learning more about our collections or requesting something for purchase? You can learn more about our collection development policies and find out who to contact with specific questions.


BU faculty can check out most BU library materials for 365 days. Loans may be renewed as many times as you wish, unless the item is recalled by another patron. You can get materials BU doesn’t own through the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) or Interlibrary Loan.

Research Help

Librarians are able to support faculty with research consultations. You can contact a subject librarian if you are in need of assistance.