End-Of-Year Library News: UMBrella Drop-Ins and Fine Amnesty!

As the academic year winds down, we wanted to highlight a couple of initiatives from Healey Library and ask for your help getting the word out with your students!

UMBrella Drop-Ins

UMBrella: Covering All Your Research Needs!

All Healey Library patrons are welcome to stop by the Library 2nd Floor to consult with a librarian about using UMBrella OR about research projects they may have coming due!

These drop-ins are scheduled for 11am-2pm on the following days:

  • Monday, April 30
  • Tuesday, May 1
  • Monday, May 7
  • Tuesday, May 8

For questions related to using UMBrella, or for general library research questions, please email Library.Reference@umb.edu.

Fine Amnesty

During the months of May and June, Healey Library is sponsoring a fine amnesty period. 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 or 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
      Since these fines and fees are connected to our agreements with the institutions from whom we borrow the ILL items, they cannot be waived.

For questions related to library fines and fees, please email Library.Circulation@umb.edu.

The staff of Healey Library wishes everyone a smooth and productive close to the semester!

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