SUNY Libraries will generally allow the use of materials, print and electronic, on-site to the public. Before you go, be sure to check with the library in question for any specific policies & procedures.
Resources marked or are restricted to current BU students, employees and faculty. Alumni, guest, volunteer and community users are not given access to subscribed library resources from off-campus.
The Libraries provides access to freely available research database through its Databases by Title link for non-affiliated users for off-campus access.
Community members and alumni can access any BU-only resources by coming into one of the Libraries and asking for Guest Computer Access.
See the appropriate page under Library Services for more information.
NYSL offers two library cards:
All NYS residents are eligible for a NYPL library card. Although you can apply for the card online, you will have to present the card to one of the NYPL system libraries' in person before accessing their databases from off-site.
For a list of databases available at NYPL, please see Articles & Databases. Once your card is fully active, you will be able to search all databases with a icon from home. Resources marked with , as well as all resources in the NYPL Digital Gallery, are available to anyone, even without a NYPL card.