LibraryH3lp is an Internet chat service provided by library staff. You can use it to receive virtual reference assistance and for information about library and campus procedures. You can access the LibraryH3lp chat service from the bottom right corner of the library's homepage. Just click on this button:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LibraryH3lp is designed to give quick answers to basic questions about library services and research. We will try to answer your question in the most efficient way possible and direct you to more information that you will find helpful. Examples of the types of questions we get are: "Do you have this journal article?" or "What are the hours of the BU Library?"
Via LibraryH3lp, we can send you links to books and ebooks in our catalogue, links to and full text of journal articles if you are a BU student or faculty member, and help you with other information requests. If you need more in-depth research assistance or assistance that we do not have the resources to provide, we will do our best to refer you to the appropriate person or department.
Examples of what we CAN'T do:
You can book a phone or email research appointment with library staff by clicking on the "Book a Research Appointment" button on the library's homepage.
You can also contact these library staff people directly:
If you find that you need additional help with your research, you can easily get it by:
1. Contacting myself at the address listed on the right.
2. Visiting the Library's Reference Desk where there is always someone who is happy to help you with your research.
3. Contacting the University's Computer Help Desk if you need help with your account.
4. Contacting the Writing Center if you need help citing your paper.
5. Using any one of the Flash Tutorials Listed on the right if you want to see demonstrations of how to do searches on various databases, or learn more about how to do research.
6. Contacting Off-Campus Library Services if you are a Distance Education Student who needs to get a reciprocal borrowers card, or Borrow materials from our library.
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