Visiting the Library

Visitor Access Policy as of March 7, 2022.

Due to concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic, the Theology Library follows BU health protocols and continues to update its policies concerning access to the library. As of March 7, 2022, the library:

  • Strongly encourages, but no longer requires, face masks within the public areas of the library.
  • Continues to require face masks in the two reservable library classrooms (202A and 209), and within the Archives instruction room.

Borrowing Privileges

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.
Scanning, Computers, Photocopying & Printing
  • Scanning is free and easy to use at the library’s Book Scan Station. You can scan to email, Google Drive or USB; file options include .tiff, .pdf, and word-searchable .pdf. All document scanning is subject to U.S. Copyright Law.
  • Two public ‘kiosk’ computers are located to the right immediately upon entrance to the library. Unlike our other computers, these do not require a BU log-in to use.
  • Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer photocopying and printing to visitors.

Application for Borrowing Privileges

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