On Campus Students
Bring your Beacon Card it to the Library's Circulation Desk to have your library barcode activated. If you have an older UMass Boston ID, the library staff will place a unique barcode sticker on the reverse of the ID card.
Your library barcode is found on the top edge on the back of the card. Locate the star * (asterisk) in front of the six numbers on your card. This is your six digit library barcode.
In the sample card, the barcode number would be 123456.
Online students or students taking classes off-campus, may telephone the Circulation Desk at 617-287-5900 to be assigned a barcode over the phone. An online barcode can only be used for online resources and InterLibrary Loan. If you want to borrow physical materials, you will need to get a Beacon Card and come to the library to upgrade your barcode.
Current UMB faculty, staff and students, whose library records are in good standing, are eligible for a BLC card. The BLC card allows you to borrow materials from the libraries in the Boston Library Consortium when you physically visit those libraries.
Fill out a BLC application form at the Circulation Desk, 2nd floor library lobby.
Using a BLC card