Last Updated: Jul 10, 2020     Views: 12517

Is the library building open?

The Healey Library building is closed until further notice. Thus, at this time, physical library materials, laptops, and computer labs are not available to library users. However, most library resources (articles, e-books, databases, streaming video) are available online, and library services continue remotely as detailed below! Library staff are providing support for all Healey Library departments remotely during library operating hours Monday-Friday. At this time, no library services are offered on Saturday or Sundays; patrons may contact Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat for assistance during these times.

Free Resources

Boston Public Library 

Any student or resident in the state of Massachusetts can register for a Boston Public Library eCard and access the BPL’s extensive electronic resources remotely. These include both academic research resources as well as leisure reading and entertainment materials for all audiences (including teens and kids)!

Free E-Textbooks

Please explore the free e-textbook offerings available through VitalSource–selected titles are free to UMass Boston faculty and students through May 25, 2020–for potential supplemental course materials. (See Course Reserves section above–users are limited to 7 free titles.)

Library Services Delivered Remotely

We've Got You Covered!


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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Please email with any questions!

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