Visiting the Library

Please note, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must limit access to our physical space to only current Boston University students, faculty, and staff who are cleared to be on campus. Please contact for additional information or opportunities for access.

When COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the following groups of people may be eligible to request visitor borrowing privileges.






Visitor Wifi Access: As a visitor, you can also access Wi-Fi on your wireless enabled device. Connect to network BU Guest (unencrypted). After attempting to navigate to any website on your browser, you will be redirected to a page where you set up a guest account. Click on “Request a Guest Account” and fill out the information. Note you will need access to your email (by using, for example, one of our public access computers) or receive SMS text messages on your cell phone. You will be sent a username and password to use to sign in that is good for 30 days. You can repeat the same process over again at the end of the 30 days. BU IS&T has provided an online tutorial for the process.

Application for Borrowing Privileges

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