Welcome Back, Abe!

July 1st, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments


We are pleased to announce that the portrait of our beloved founder Abraham Krasker is once again gracing the walls of Krasker Film/Video Services. Painted by artist Henry Cooper in 1957, the picture suffered some minor damage during last winter’s flood. After a well-deserved spruce up Abe is back and looking better than ever. Stop by and see him!


Library Summer Hours Begin Sunday May 10

May 8th, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

Please note that starting May 10 Mugar Library observes summer hours, viewable under “Mugar Building Hours, Holidays & Exceptions” on the Mugar site’s about page.

During the summer semesters Krasker Film/Video Service and Microforms may from time to time need to close early on evenings and weekends. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead at the main circulation desk: (617) 353-3732.

Happy summer, one and all!

Beach Party 1963


In Microforms News: Ultra HD Scanning is Here!

April 3rd, 2015 in Krasker News, Microforms 0 comments

Here’s exciting news from our sister service Mugar Microforms: we have a new HD digital scanner, allowing researchers to scan to PDF all the microforms media currently housed at Mugar: 16mm and 35mm microfilm, microfiche and ultrafiche, and microcards. Patrons can access this service by visiting the Krasker-Microforms help desk located in the South Basement level of Mugar Library. You can also check out this quick demo of our scanning equipment, the ScanPro 3000:


April 8, 2015: Office Closed, Screening Facility Remains Open

March 31st, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

April 8th notice


New to the Collection: Oscar Nominated & Winning Titles!

March 30th, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

newfilms-marchRecent additions to the Krasker Collection include Birdman, The Imitation Game, Foxcatcher and Whiplash. These titles and other lauded new releases are available for classroom use by current BU Faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis. Titles for classroom use can be ordered via our online form.


Snow Closing: February 9, 2015 & February 10, 2015

February 9th, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

Krasker Film/Video Services is closed today, in accordance with the University Closing.



Snow Closing: February 2, 2015

February 2nd, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

Krasker Film/Video Services is closed today, in accordance with the University Closing.



Snow Closing: January 27, 2015 / Update: Reopen January 28

January 27th, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

Krasker Film/Video Services and the Microform Department will be closed today due to the snow storm, in accordance with the University. We plan to reopen sometime tomorrow; patrons are advised to call ahead.


Krasker Film/Video Services and the Microforms Department will open today at 10am; per usual, the Krasker Administrative Office closes at 5pm. The Krasker help desk & screening facility will be open until 9:45pm.




Renovation Update: Krasker Offices Reopen!

January 22nd, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

The Krasker Film/Video Services center in the South Basement of Mugar Library has reopened. Our screening facilities are once again open to BU staff, faculty and students with a current BU ID; regular hours of operation will resume.





2014 Oscar Nominees Announced!

January 15th, 2015 in Hollywood News, Krasker News 0 comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released there list of Oscar nominees! Check out Variety for a complete rundown.

Note to BU faculty: keep tabs on our catalog! We’ll be acquiring award-nominated films for you to screen in your classes throughout the semester. Films are for Boston University classroom screenings only and do not come with Public Performance Rights.