Services for BU Retirees

With your BU ID Retiree Card, you may obtain courtesy borrowing privileges of library material. Retirees may borrow books and government documents for a 4-week loan period. 50-book limit. See borrowing privileges for BU Retirees.

Find It!, the Libraries' single-search box tool that provides access to the Library Catalog, the Libraries’ Digital Collections, and a mega-aggregated index of hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources including articles, e-books, reviews, and legal documents, is freely available to all. See also the Library Catalog and WorldCat.

All New York State residents have access to the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVEL), which includes the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references. All you need to log in is your New York State Driver License ID or DMV Non-Driver Photo ID. New York State residents may also apply for a library card from the New York Public Library, which can be used to access over 80 of NYPL's online databases from home. For more information about both of these programs, see our guide to Library Resources for NYS Residents.

You may also want to try the Online Reference Shelf, which has many free online resources.

Last Updated: 10/14/13