Library

The Alumni Medical Library is located in Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Instructional Building and serves the Boston University Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Public Health, the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Boston Medical Center.

Library holdings include extensive electronic collections that comprise 6,647 e-journals, 4,361 e-books, 274 databases and 121 web-based Subject Guides. Print holdings include 142,755 print volumes, of which 29,971 are monographs. Additionally, library users have access to the University Libraries’ collections of more than 2.4 million physical volumes, 4.6 million microform units, 45,264 current unique serials titles, and 77,000 media titles located at the Mugar (main University), Science/Engineering, and other BU libraries.

Electronic full-text journal collections include Elsevier ScienceDirect, Wiley InterScience, Springer, and Nature Publishing packages. E-books include McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine, STAT!Ref, Springer Medicine, and Biomedical & Life Sciences collections. Databases include MEDLINE, Web of Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and ERIC.

As part of a recent library renovation, the information infrastructure has been expanded including a Learning Resources Center (LRC) within the library.

Materials not owned by the Alumni Medical Library may be obtained through the Interlibrary Loan Service network, which links Boston University to the National Library of Medicine and to academic and medical libraries around the country. The library also participates in a cooperative agreement with 17 local university and medical center libraries as part of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC). Boston University School of Medicine students and faculty also have access to the Harvard Countway Library through its dual role as the Boston Medical Library.