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Accessibility at the Healey Library

The Healey Library is committed to providing library materials and services to all users.

Research Assistance

All library patrons are welcome to sign up for a research consultation with a Reference Librarian.

Please see the Reference, Outreach, and Instruction departmental webpage for a description of reference and research services available at the 4th floor Reference Desk and with the Reference Librarians.

Please see our Reference and Research Consultation Services Policies for more information and guidance about the services we provide our patrons.. 

If you require an accommodation for your consultation with a librarian, such as the use of a screen reader or other assistive technology, please let us know in advance, if possible, so that the librarians may make the necessary arrangements for your meeting. You may also contact the reference librarians at Library.Reference@umb.edu with any questions about the electronic accessibility of any of our resources.

Locating and Retrieving Library Materials

The Healey Library's website is accessible. The databases (available through the website) contain thousands of accessible journal articles. Please contact the reference librarians at library.reference@umb.edu or 617-287-5940 with any questions about electronic accessibility.

If you need assistance retrieving any printed material from the library stacks, the staff  at the Circulation Desk will help you - depending on staff availability. You may arrange to have materials ready for pick up by an agreed upon time, within 24 hours notice (Monday-Friday).

If you are unable to come to the library due to a disability, contact the Circulation Department at 617.287.5900 to designate a person who will pick up the materials for you.

If you require extended borrowing time, inform the circulation staff when you are checking out materials.

Photocopy Services

If you are unable to make photocopies, please contact the reference librarians at library.reference@umb.edu or call 617-287-5490. Materials will be photocopied, as staffing permits and by an agreed upon time, with 24 hours notice. You may pay for photocopies by purchasing a Copico card from the Upper Level, 4th or 5th floor of the Healey Library.

Healey Library | University of Massachusetts Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd | Boston, MA | 02125-3393 | 617-287-5900