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Access Services: Borrow and Renew


  • UMass Chan faculty, staff, and students; UMass Chan-Baystate faculty, residents, and fellows
    • Full borrowing access to our collections
    • Including laptop borrowing
    • Proxy Access to online resources from home
  • UMMHC staff
    • Full borrowing access to our collections
    • Including laptop borrowing
  • Retired UMass Chan faculty
    • Full borrowing access to our collections (not laptops)
    • Proxy Access to online resources from home
  • Healthcare professionals
    • Physicians or other health care professionals licensed, accredited, or certified to perform specified health services consistent with State law, can purchase a library barcode for $50/year.
      • Book borrowing only
  • Corporate accounts
    • Available to companies for $350/year.
      • Book borrowing only
  • Public patrons
    • Eligible for a free library barcode that will allow two books from the Consumer Health collection to be borrowed at one time.

Apply for a Library Barcode

Library Barcode 

UMass Chan/UMMHC faculty, staff, and students should click below to sign up to request a library barcode. Other users should call the Library at 508-856-6099 for instructions. Upon completing and submitting this application, Library staff will verify your eligibility and assign a barcode. Your barcode number will be sent to you at the email address you have provided. Processing time could take up to 1 business day.

Museum Passes

The Library now has passes for free or reduced admission to local museums. UMass Chan students, staff, faculty, and residents can check out a pass for a few days at a time with their Library barcode. Passes are now available to:

The passes are available from the Library Service Point on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here is the process for reserving Tower Hill:

1. Come in person and check out the membership card(s).  Each card admits two guests at half price.  

2. Make the reservation using the given access code.

3. Bring the membership card to your reserved time at Tower Hill.

4. Return the membership card to the Library Service Point after your visit.



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