Here are some ways you can obtain books or articles that our Library does not own:
WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Discovery allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from other Boston Library Consortium libraries. Turnaround time is approximately 3 working days. (How to use WorldCat Discovery)
Interlibrary Loan. Allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to request books, articles, book chapters, and other materials that our ILL staff will obtain from other libraries. Books generally take 2-4 weeks to arrive; articles are generally delivered electronically within 1-2 days.
Terrier Card Borrowing
Boston University students, faculty, and staff may borrow books from Boston College, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University with your Boston University ID (Terrier card)
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 may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form.