There are several ways you can obtain books that we do not own. These include:
Search WorldCat or More Articles Beyond BU through BU Libraries Search (BULS). When entering search terms in BULS, you will see several options for where to search. These include: BU Library Resources (the default search); Course Reserves; More Articles Beyond BU; and WorldCat.
If a book you are interested in is not in BU Library Resources, search for it in WorldCat. For an article you are interested in, search in More Articles Beyond BU. If the item is found, you will see an option to sign in. Sign in using your Kerberos username and password and you can request the item.
Our interlibrary loan staff will obtain it for you. Books will be delivered to the BU Library of your choice. Articles will be made available to you electronically. In both cases, you will be notified by email when it is available. (Articles are usually available in 1 or 2 days; books will take longer.
Interlibrary Loan Form. You can also enter information about a book or article directly into the interlibrary loan form without going through WorldCat. NOTE: The first time you use interlibrary loan you will have to fill out a registration form. This will only be necessary once.
ILL online request forms for all patrons except those affiliated with the Schools of Law and Medicine