Access to BLC Libraries

Faculty, students and affiliated scholars from Boston Library Consortium  [BLC] member libraries can usually gain access to other BLC libraries using the Consortium Card. Further information for applying for a Consortium Card is available from you home library's information desk.  Procedures and policies vary from library to library, but most libraries will provide direct onsite access to their resources and services when the user can demonstrate a research or scholarly need.  For details on hours of operation, directions and any specific limitations on services available to non-institutional users, please see the individual library's web site, available through the Members page. 

Most BLC libraries also allow users to borrow materials using the Consortium Card, although policies for loan periods, access to non-circulating materials, etc. varies from library to library and the user should check with the individual library as needed. 

Using Eduroam at BLC Libraries

Most of the Boston Library Consortium libraries support Eduroam, a service that provides encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions.  Check the list of participating institutions to see if your home institution supports Eduroam as well as the BLC member library you are planning on visiting.  Once you have Eduroam credentials from your home instittuions, you can quickly and easily gain access to the network at any other BLC library that has registered with Eduroam. 

Access to Government Documents at BLC Libraries

Thirteen of the BLC libraries participate in the Federal Depository Library Program and make government documents and related information available to the public.  For details on these libraries and how to access their collections, see here.