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Library Access and Library Photography and Filming Policy

The Boston University Alumni Medical Library is a private research facility that supports the educational, clinical and research needs of current Boston University students, faculty and staff, BU alumni, and Boston Medical Center (BMC) staff with current IDs.

Boston Library Consortium (BLC) cardholders with a current BLC card and a photo ID, Massachusetts Medical Society members with current IDs, BU alumni with a valid BU alumni card and a photo ID, and BMC patients with a valid photo ID must register at the Circulation Desk prior to accessing the Library.

For additional questions about Alumni Medical Library access, please contact the Reference Desk at (617) 638-4228, or refquest@bu.edu, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM.


Access to the Alumni Medical Library
Boston University Students/Faculty/Staff and Researchers Yes, with a current BU ID.
Boston Medical Center (BMC) Staff Yes, with a current BU ID.
Boston University Alumni Yes, with a valid BU alumni card and photo ID. If a patron does not have a BU alumni card, he or she should obtain the card online, or contact the BU Alumni Office. These guests must register in the Circulation Desk Visitor's Logbook, and are eligible to use the Library's resources in-house and to check out books.
Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Cardholders Yes, with a valid BLC card and a photo ID. These guests must register in the Circulation Desk Visitor's Logbook, and are eligible to use the Library's resources in-house and to check out books. Click for a list of BLC Member Libraries.
Massachusetts Medical Society Members Yes, with a valid Massachusetts Medical Society member card and a photo ID. These guests must register in the Circulation Desk Visitor's Logbook, and are eligible to use the Library's resources in-house only.
Boston Medical Center (BMC) Patients Yes, with a valid photo ID. These guests must register in the Circulation Desk Visitor's Logbook, and are eligible to use the Library's resources in-house only.

Alumni Medical Library Photography and Filming Policy

Prior approval by the Communications Office is required in advance of any photography or filming occurring in the Alumni Medical Library. No unauthorized photography or filming is allowed in the Alumni Medical Library.

The Medical Campus Communications Office will evaluate all requests and determine whether or not a request is approved. The Communications Office will review with the requestor the BU Medical Campus Policies and Procedures. The Communications Office will also determine whether or not the Alumni Medical Library is the most appropriate location on campus for a photography or filming need.

If a request is approved, the Communications Office will coordinate a date, time, and location with the Alumni Medical Library. Please contact the Communications Office as early as possible since scheduling and coordinating appointments and locations requires advanced planning.

Please contact Gina DiGravio, Media Relations Manager, at (617) 638-8480, or ginad@bu.edu