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Anyone in the world with an Internet connection!
If you are looking for a specific item which is not available in the UMBrella, you can use WorldCat to find the item at other libraries and to request it through Interlibrary Loan. Some records in WorldCat include the table of contents, excerpts and reviews of the item.
WorldCat is similar to a library catalog. You can search by keyword, title, author, subject and more.
You can find books, articles, journals, AV materials and more.
No, you cannot borrow directly from WorldCat, since it is simply an aggregated catalog. However, you can link directly from from a record in UMass Boston WorldCat to UMass Boston InterLibrary Loan and make a request. You can borrow items in person from libraries which are members of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC)