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In this time of COVID-19, many libraries are closed. Please check the library's website and/or contact the library directly before you make your trip. 

UMass Boston belongs to three different library consortia, which include most academic libraries in the Boston area (except Harvard). The Boston Public Library is also a research library and any student in Massachusetts is eligible for a library card.

Note: Periodically throughout the academic year, other schools may offer limited hours for library visitor access. Please call the member library in question to confirm their visitor access hours before making a special trip. You may also Ask a Librarian for assistance with planning your visit to another library.


  • Boston Library Consortium (Requires BLC Card)
    Current UMB faculty, staff and students, whose library records are in good standing, are eligible for a BLC card. The BLC card allows you to borrow materials from the libraries in the Boston Library Consortium when you physically visit those libraries.
  • Fenway Library Organization (Requires UMB ID)
    Students, faculty, and staff must present a valid UMB ID card to borrow from FLO libraries. Check with individual college and universities libraries for borrowing policies.
  • Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Public Higher Education Institutions (Requires UMB ID)
    Direct borrowing privileges at most Massachusetts state college libraries are extended to current UMB faculty, staff, and students. You will need to have a current UMB ID. Check with individual college and universities libraries for borrowing policies.
  • Boston Public Library (BPL)
    The Boston Public Library is one of only two public libraries in the country which is recognized as a research library. Any Massachusetts resident or student is eligible for a BPL card or an eCard. Use either card to remotely access electronic resources.

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Even though the Healey Library building is closed during UMass Boston's period of remote learning, Library services continue! The staff of Healey Library are here to support you remotely with research help, course reserves, and so much more.


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