About the Science Library
The Science Library, a separate building conveniently located near the Science buildings, containing materials in the fields of science, engineering, nursing and psychology and housing the University map collection.
The Science Library houses science books in the fields of
Environmental Sciences, Geology, Nursing and Psychology, Physics. Click here
for specific information on
call numbers and book locations.
Some older library books and journals have been moved to the Library Annex, an off campus storage facility. Books in storage have the location Library Annex Periodicals -- Need print issues? in the library catalog. Patrons can request that material stored in the Library Annex be retrieved and delivered to the Science Library.
BUC$ Card Management Center Machine
A BUC$ machine is located opposite the Computer Room on the main floor. You can use this machine to add money to your BUC$ account, check your BUC$ account balance or purchase a non- patron card.
The Science Library Information Commons (SLIC), located on the main floor of the Science Library, has 50 computers workstations (40 PCs, 10 Macs) with access to online research material, productivity software, and quota printing and two scanners. The SLIC is open all hours
that the Science Library is open.
Information Services Desk
Students, Staff and Faculty are encouraged to make this their first
stop when making enquiries about resources and services offered by the
At the Information Services Desk you can:
The Information Services Desk is located on the Main floor of the Science Library and is staffed all times the Library is open. You can contact the Information Services Desk at 777-2166.
: Current print journals are displayed by subject and are located to the right as you enter the library on the main floor.
Bound journal titles beginning with the letters A through E are located on the main floor of the library while journals whose titles begin with the letters F through Z are located on the second floor. Some older science journals may be located in room G12 or may have been moved to the Library Annex.
Electronic Journals: To access electronic journals, click on Journal Titles tab from the library homepage. You can search specific journal titles or browse for journals by subject.
Large Format Printing
The Libraries offer large-format printing for academic purposes using a HP T1200 plotter. The plotter can print in color or black and white. Read more about the Large Format Printing Service
The Map Room is located on the ground floor of the Science Library in Room G-02. The collections include topographic and thematic maps, charts, atlases, soil surveys, geological publications, globes, gazeteers, and other cartographic reference materials.
The Map Room provides table space for individuals and groups to consult maps and atlases. It is also equipped with a light table and a drafting table. A computer is available to access the BU Libraries catalog and databases. Maps and atlases are to be used in the Library.
Microfilm and Microfiche Equipment
Equipment for reading and for making copies is in the room next to the Photocopy Room on the main floor.
New Books Display and Newspapers
New books and current newspapers are located on the Main floor of the Science Library
Photocopying and Printing
A self-service photocopier is located in the room to the right of the rest rooms on the main floor. BUC$ cards may be used with the photocopier. There is a BUC$ printer, colour printer and two PODS printers located on the main floor.
The Reference Collection, located on the first floor, contains fact books, manuals, standards, encyclopedias, dictionaries and writing guides, etc. These materials are helpful for background research and to provide supporting information.