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Access Services: 24/7 Library Access

24/7 Library Access

24/7 Library Access

The Library Service Point will be staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Our doors are open 8:00AM-3:45PM to UMass Chan/UMMHC ID holders.  Eligible badge access only outside those hours (24/7). The library is not open to members of the public at this time.

Exceptions for all other UMass Chan/UMMHC staff will be made on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be valid for six months and can be renewed if appropriate. To apply for an exception, please have your department head complete this form on your behalf. 


  • Find emergency numbers and panic buttons available at the Library Service Point.  The panic buttons will alert the police that someone in the Library needs help if pressed.
  • Please do not let anyone into the Library you do not know. Campus Police can determine if they have 24/7 access and let them in if necessary.
  • Please do not use the second and third floor restrooms after Library staff leave for the night.
  • Nothing can be checked out after staffing hours, including laptops. Please do not remove anything from the Library that has not been checked out to you.
  • Police officers will patrol the Library throughout the night. 

If there is an emergency in the Library call 911 immediately! The Campus Police will respond.

Holiday Access

If you typically have 24/7 access, you will be able to enter the Library when we are closed for inclement weather and holidays, as well as after hours.

My ID Doesn't Work...

If you have any concerns, or if your UMMS/UMMHC ID does not work at the front door, contact Vivian Okyere (contact information below).


Vivian Okyere
​Manager, Library Operations
(508) 856-2080