Our library search will show you both ebooks and print books.After searching, use the filters on the right to limit only to online or rpint resources.
Keyword searching often works well for finding books in the BU Library Search. But if you are not getting the results you would like, try using a Subject Searhc. For example:
*Hint: you can always try replacing art with a more specific term, such as: Painting, Ukrainian
*Hint: to search articles and images, just uncheck the "books/ebooks" filter in the right column of your results list.
There are several ways you can obtain books or articles that we do not own. These include:
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 three working days. (How to use WorldCat Discovery)
Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan services allow 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.
ILL online request forms for all patrons except those affiliated with the Schools of Law and Medicine
Law Library's interlibrary loan page for Law School affiliates
Alumni Medical Library’s ILL form for Medical School affilliates
For general inquires to the Interlibrary Loan office, please call (617) 353-3706 or email ILLMML@bu.edu.