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Please stay tuned for information about the process of applying for a BLC card for the 2020-2021 academic year. BLC Libraries have not yet published their visitor access policies for the fall. Contact with questions. 

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

  • Current UMB faculty, staff and students, whose library records are in good standing, are eligible for a BLC card

  • A 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.

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.


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.

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