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John E. Robbins Library

COVID-19 Update: Limited Library Access

Most Library services are available online. Please use the Appointment Tool to book a computer in the Convergys Lab, a study spot on the main floor of the library, time to use printers or photocopiers, to pick up an item on hold, or to reload money on your print account. Appointments are not available to the general public. You will need to use your BU email address to book the appointment and you will need to use your fob or 2020-2021 student card to access the library doors.

The library stacks are closed at this time. To borrow items, please use the Library Catalogue to place items on hold. This service is not available to community borrowers. You will need to use your BU email address to request the item. Returns can be brought to the book chute in the Richardson Centre, using your fob or 2020-2021 student card for access.

Please visit COVID Library Updates for further information and instructions on how to book appointments and request items.

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

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

  • Main Library: 8:30am–5:00pm
  • Music Library: 9:00am–1:30pm

Hours of Operation