By Mary Bowen

Krasker Closed During Intercession

December 18th, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

Krasker Film/Video Services will close at 1pm on December 24 for winter Intercession in accordance with the Mugar Library closing. Regular hours will resume at 8am, Monday, January 4th.


Happy New Year!


Local Happenings: Boston Film Festival 2015: Sept 17-21

September 14th, 2015 in Events 0 comments


The 31st Annual Boston Film Festival runs September 17th – 21st! Check out a slew of new features, documentaries, and shorts just a stone’s throw from BU in downtown Boston. Student pricing available! To access the schedule and purchase tickets visit the BFF 2015 site.


Introducing Kanopy Streaming!

September 14th, 2015 in Kanopy Streaming, Krasker News 0 comments


Mugar Library and Krasker Film/Video Services is pleased to announce that Boston University students and faculty can now access 12,000+ titles online via our new Kanopy Streaming platform.

Stream in class or watch from home! Make and save clip playlists!

Choose from a wide selection of award-winning documentary and feature film content from distributors like the Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, PBS, the Media Education Foundation and more!

For more info about our this exciting new service visit our website or stop by Krasker today!


Regular Fall Hours Resume September 2

August 31st, 2015 in Krasker News 0 comments

Krasker Film/Video Services and Microforms/Periodicals will resume regular hours starting Wednesday, September 2nd:

Monday – Thursday 8am-11:45pm

Friday – Saturday 8am-10:45pm

Sunday 10am-11:45pm

Please note: 16mm movie film can only be viewed on weekdays, 9am-5pm.


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.