About the Library

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The Alumni Medical Library serves the faculty, staff and students of Boston University’s Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Goldman School of Dental Medicine and School of Public Health. Faculty, staff and students of the Boston University Charles River campus are eligible for most services.

Use the links below or contact a reference librarian at (617) 358-4810, or refquest@bu.edu for information on access, resources and services.

Facts & Services

The Alumni Medical Library offers a wide variety of resources and services supporting education on the Boston University Medical Campus.

Library Collections

Request that the Library purchase a resource by submitting a request for purchase.

Library Services: Classroom Support

Librarians are available to provide a number of services supporting course instructors, including:

  • Assignment assistance: Librarians can arrange computer labs for drop-in course-integrated student training.
  • Information liaison services: A Librarian can be assigned to your class to act as a point of contact for students as they navigate Library resources.
  • Curriculum-integrated training: Librarians can visit your class or provide hands-on information literacy sessions in the Library computing labs.
  • Faculty training: Librarians can provide training for faculty on Library resources.
  • Reference services: Librarians are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Email for an appointment, or visit the service desk on the 12th floor to ask for assistance.

If you have questions or would like to arrange for the above services, contact the Reference Desk: (617) 358-4810, refquest@bu.edu.

Library Services: Online Support

The Library provides a number of online services supporting course instructors, including:

  • Subject pathfinders: Librarians can create subject guides to provide easy access to information resources
  • Web support: Librarians can design and maintain web portals to information relevant to your course and students.
  • Tutorials: Librarians can design online tutorials guiding students through the search process.
  • Courseware: Librarians can help you connect library resources to your Blackboard sites.
  • Medical Image Resources: A selection of websites featuring medical images is available from the Library’s resource guides. Please be aware of copyright when using these sites.

If you have questions or would like to arrange for the above services, contact David Flynn: (617) 358-4939, dflynn@bu.edu.

Library Photos

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  • Service Desk, 12th Floor

  • Computer Tables, 12th Floor

  • Study Tables, 12th Floor

  • 13th Floor Learning Resource Center

  • Stairwell, 13th Floor

  • Study Pod, 13th Floor

  • Seating, 13th Floor

  • Study Nook, 13th Floor

  • History Display, 13th Floor

  • Group Study Room, 13th Floor

  • Individual Study Pod, 13th Floor

  • Individual Study Pods, 13th Floor

  • Study Nooks, 13th Floor

  • Study Counter, 13th Floor

  • View of Boston from 13th Floor

  • 11 Floor Test Center

  • View from 11th Floor Window Seating

  • Seating Outside 11th Floor Test Center

  • Computer Classroom, 11th Floor