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Faculty Guide to Library Services

Integral to the University of Massachusetts Lowell's mission, we bridge all academic divisions, providing intellectual resources, innovative services, and academically versatile spaces to serve our scholarly community on campus and around the world. We foster critical inquiry and continuous learning.

 The University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries aspire to be welcoming, engaging, and accessible. We are the university's trusted, scholarly hub. Our collections meet the evolving needs of a changing community. Our staff empowers our students and faculty to become lifelong learners.


The Libraries at UMass Lowell are here to support your classes, teaching, and research.

Research Guides

The UML Libraries will create and maintain ADA compliant LibGuides (Research Guides) that connect your students to the tools and resources they’ll need to complete your assignments. We will collaborate with you to customize your guide. 

Course Reserves

The UML Libraries offer course reserves for both print and electronic materials. To learn more about putting materials on course reserves, please refer to the Course Reserves Guide.

NOLO (No Or Low cost) Textbooks

Library staff can help find alternatives to expensive textbooks using resources such as:

• OER (Open Education Resource)
​• Materials from the Libraries’ Collections
• Faculty Select (Multi-user ebooks)

​• Options by Discipline

LibKey Nomad

A Google Chrome plug-in that connects to UML Libraries’ subscriptions to find the full text of articles, if available. 

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Search through the libraries’ FAQs or submit questions by emailing 
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