The Boston Library Consortium is a non-profit corporation and consortium of academic and research libraries. It does not host its own library collections. Students, scholars and researchers affiliated with BLC member libraries can use the services of other member libraries.
UMass Lowell is a Full Member of the BLC. Students, scholars and researchers affiliated with a Full Member can use the BLC Consortium Card to gain access to and borrow materials from the 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.
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. You must go in person to the circulation desk in either O'Leary or Lydon Library to apply for a BLC card.
Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Cards are used to gain access and to borrow material directly from libraries in the BLC. UMass Lowell faculty, staff and students with library accounts in good standing may register for BLC cards at the circulation desks of Lydon and O’Leary Libraries. A current UML ID is required to obtain a BLC card.
The following are the participating libraries in the BLC Consortium Card Program. Please click the name of the library for more information.