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John E. Robbins Library

The Library is pleased to resume in-person services for BU students, faculty and staff  in Fall 2021.  Library doors are locked, but accessible to students, faculty and staff using current 2021-22 student cards and fobs.  Hours of operation are available below.

The Library has been configured to maximize study space while maintaining 2-meter distancing and library stacks are open for browsing and borrowing.  Library reference services will be offered through both in-person and virtual delivery.

Maintaining a safe campus environment remains a shared responsibility.

All BU Health and Safety Protocols are applicable in the Library space.


Virtual Reference Available

Virtual Reference is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Click the Chat button located on the bottom right of your browser window to get started. Email us at when chat is offline. We will respond the following business day.

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Library Hours

Monday, January 24th, 2022

  • Main Library: 8:30am–8:00pm
  • Music Library: 9:00am–8:00pm

Hours of Operation