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Current UMB faculty, staff and students, whose library records are in good standing, are eligible for a BLC cardA BLC card allows for borrowing from the lending collections of libraries in the Boston Library Consortium when you physically visit (on-site) any BLC library.

A BLC card does NOT provide remote access to any online texts or databases available at BLC libraries.


Fill out a BLC application form at the Circulation Desk, 2nd floor library lobby.


Using a BLC card

  • Register at the participating library's circulation desk.
  • Borrowing privileges and expiration dates vary at each institution. Check the policies of individual libraries.
  • BLC cards issued to faculty and staff are valid for a full academic year (Sept 1 - Aug 31)
  • BLC Cards issued to students expire at the end of each semester, but may be renewed at the beginning of each semester.
  • UMB patrons are responsible for all fines/fees charged to their BLC card.