Boston Library Consortium Borrowing
If you need a book that’s not at Boston University Libraries, here are some other ways to borrow books:
Terrier Card Borrowing
Boston University matriculating students, faculty, and staff may use your BU ID (Terrier Card) to borrow books from the following libraries just as you would from Boston University Libraries:
- Boston College,
- Brandeis University, and
- Northeastern University Libraries
Boston Library Consortium Cards
A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow – in person – circulating material from a BLC member library, just as you would from a BU library.
Boston University faculty, staff, and matriculating students on the Charles River Campus, in good standing (owing under $10.00 to Boston University libraries), may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form (see below). Medical Campus affiliates apply at the Alumni Medical Library.
Your Consortium Card will be available for pickup at the Mugar Memorial Library Circulation desk three business days after the application form is submitted. You will receive an email notification when the card is ready for you. Please bring a picture ID with you. Cards must be re-validated (at the Circulation desk) each semester of the academic year.
Visiting Boston Library Consortium member libraries
You may visit Boston Library Consortium member libraries with your Boston University ID (Terrier Card) to consult materials on-site.