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BU Libraries Remote Teaching & Learning Support

Requests for Materials for Individual Use

Online access to materials not already available online can be obtained in several ways:

  1. Scanning: Book chapters and articles available physically in the BU Libraries can be scanned and made available for individual use. This scanning service is currently available to faculty only.
  2. Interlibrary Loan: Book chapters and articles not available from the BU Libraries can be requested via interlibrary loan. This service is available to faculty, students, and staff. (Students and staff should also use interlibrary loan for materials available physically in the BU Libraries.)  

Exceptions & Alternatives

  • Course Reserves: Faculty requests for materials to be made available for course wide use should be submitted via the Place Items on Reserve form.
  • Alternative SourcesIf an item cannot be made available electronically, we will put you in touch with a subject specialist librarian who may be able to suggest alternative sources. Contact us at Ask a Librarian