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Off Campus Access

Current students, faculty, and staff may access BU Andruss Library resources off-campus by using the above link. Once logged in, you will be redirected to the library home page to select the resource you want. 

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You must log in to access our electronic resources, even if you've already logged into BOLT. You don't need to log in to search our catalog, BU Books & More (but login to see and renew any books you have checked out or to access ebooks and streaming video).

Remote access is not provided to the general public, including those with Pennsylvania Resident cards.

What library services and resources are available to distance and off-campus students?

Distance or off-campus students have the same access to all print and electronic resources of the Andruss Library as on-campus students.

This includes access to ejournals, ebooks, and library databases, reference assistance, library instruction, and interlibrary loan / document delivery. BU librarians are available to help you with your research-related questions.

Document Delivery

Document Delivery Services

  • Document Delivery supplies BU Faculty, Staff, Students, and Emeritus Staff and Faculty with copies of articles and book chapters from materials Andruss Library owns in print or microform.
    • Use the ILLiad system to make requests. If Andruss Library does not own the requested material, then we will try to fulfill your request using Interlibrary Loan.
    • There is no charge to use Document Delivery.
  • Document Delivery request are processed on a first-come, first-served basis as staff time permits.  We will endeavor to get your article to you within 2 working days, but our average turnaround time is about 18 hours.  If you need the item sooner, please visit the library to view or copy it yourself.

    • Excessive requests (more than 5 per day) from a user may be set aside to process requests from other users.  We will return to your requests as time permits.

  • You will be notified by email when your requested material has been scanned. Retrieval instructions are included in this notification.
  • Articles are posted to your ILLiad account as a PDF and are available for 60 days. Please retrieve them promptly.


Please call the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery office at 570-389-4218 [Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.] or 570-389-5166 [Sun.-Thurs., after 4 p.m.] or send an email to Additional information can also be found on our Document Delivery page.

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