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Books About Physics and the Physical Sciences


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Getting Books Not Available at BU

For books and articles that BU doesn't own, please use:

  • 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

    • For general inquires to the Interlibrary Loan office, please call (617) 353-3706 or email

  • BLC Cards. A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow—in person—circulating material from a member library, just as you would from a BU library. Boston University faculty, staff, and students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form. Medical Campus affiliates apply at the Alumni Medical Library.


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