Accessing and Borrowing from BLC Libraries

Students, scholars and researchers affiliated with a BLC member library can use the Consortium Card to gain access to and borrow from member libraries.

Consortium Cards are available to faculty, staff, and students of the BLC's academic institutions and to staff and patrons - on a limited basis - of the State Library of Massachusetts.

Policies and procedures for loan periods and access to non-circulating materials varies across the libraries, but most 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 visit the individual library's website.

If you are affiliated with a BLC member institution, contact the information desk at your institution's main library for more information about obtaining a Consortium Card.

Accessing Government Documents at BLC Libraries

Eleven of the BLC member libraries participate in the Federal Depository Library Program providing access to government documents and related information to the public. Details on accessing these collections is available here.