University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston Library delivers resources and services through in-person and virtual channels to its campus community and distance-based students and faculty throughout the world. The Library is a partner in achieving academic and research outcomes through instruction and creative pathways for applying information resources for academic coursework and research. The University's urban mission and community service is reflected in the University Archives and Special Collections’ focus on gathering collections of records of urban planning, social action, alternative movements, and community organizations. The resources and services are also available to members of the Boston Library Consortium and other consortia partners (Fenway Library Consortium, Center for Research Libraries, and the Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium for Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions). The UMass Boston Library is located at historic Charles Point and is the tallest building on the campus. Entrance to the Library is on the second floor. Undergoing major capital improvements and growth, the best way to visit the campus is via public transportation.

UMass Boston is represented on the Boston Library Consortium Board by its Dean of University Libraries.

For the UMass Boston Community

If you are a member of the UMass Boston community and are interested in using the resources of other BLC member libraries, visit or contact the circulation desk at the Healey Library and ask for information about obtaining a Consortium Card.

If you are a librarian at UMass Boston interested in learning more about the BLC and how to participate, please send an e-mail to sstearns@blc.org.

Using the UMass Boston Library

If you are a student, faculty member or researcher affiliated with another Boston Library Consortium member library interested in accessing the UMass Boston library, please contact the reference or information desk at your local library and ask for information about obtaining a Consortium Card.