Off-campus access to the library’s electronic resources and UMBrella will be unavailable during the following times due to campus and UMass infrastructure maintenance:
- Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 pm – Friday, July 27 at 6:00 am
- Friday, July 27 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, July 29 at 8:00 pm.
Thank you for your patience!
Healey Library will be closed Tuesday 4 pm – Wednesday 10 am due to necessary facilities work. As always, online resources are available through UMBrella.
For library research questions, please email Library.Reference@umb.edu.
Healey Library is sponsoring a fine amnesty program until further notice. What does this mean for students?
- All fines on regular items from Healey Library’s circulating collections (books and DVDs) will be forgiven upon the return of the item(s) to the library!
- The removal of fines will also result in the removal of any holds from a student’s WISER account.
- Please note the EXCEPTIONS to this amnesty:
- Late fines on course reserve items, item recalls, or laptop fines
The Library’s system of Course Reserves and recalls, as well as its circulating laptop collection, is set up to provide equitable access of Library materials and resources to all of our patrons. Late returns create difficulties for other students, faculty, or staff and so are not eligible for amnesty. Fines and holds on accounts will continue to be applied to late course reserve items, recalls, or laptops.
- Late fines and fees on Interlibrary loan (ILL) items
These fines and fees cannot be waived.
For questions related to library fines and fees, please email Library.Circulation@umb.edu.
Please plan ahead for scheduled maintenance that will affect on-campus and off-campus access to Healey Library’s subscription resources on Saturday, March 17, 5pm-midnight Eastern time. During this period, users will be unable to access the Library’s subscription electronic resources, including e-books, journal articles, and streaming videos, from on- and off-campus. Users will also be unable to log into UMBrella to save searches, add items to their bookshelf, or review their accounts.
As this downtime may affect your students’ ability to review assigned course materials, particularly those linked in your Blackboard course pages, please remind your students to plan ahead for this system maintenance window.
Please send any questions, comments, or concerns to Library.Systems@umb.edu. Thank you for your patience!
After the successful launch of UMBrella and the rollout of our updated and mobile-friendly Library homepage, the Library is thrilled to announce another improvement:
As of TODAY, Library users will be prompted to enter their UMass Boston email username and password instead of their barcode when accessing the Library’s electronic resources from off-campus!
Migrating the Library’s off-campus access to the University’s single sign-on (SSO) system streamlines patrons’ access to the Library’s resources whenever and wherever needed.
Library barcodes are not going away! Patrons will still need their barcode to check out items from the Library, and, for the short term, to submit interlibrary loan (ILL) requests.
Please continue to put UMBrella through its paces and share with us any issues you encounter or improvements you’d like to suggest. The feedback form awaits your comments!
Thank you to UMass Boston’s Information Technology Services (ITS) and UMass’s University Information Technology Services (UITS) for their continued partnership in helping us enhance library services and resources for the campus community!