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Interlibrary Loan (or Resource Sharing): Boston Library Consortium borrowing (in person)

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Boston Library Consortium

The Brandeis Libraries is a member of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), this is comprised of many academic and research institutions in the greater Boston and New England area.

Brandeis University students, faculty, and staff may access and borrow books and other materials from BLC institutions in person as long as they present a valid BLC borrowing card and a Brandeis ID.

The institutions that you can borrow from are:

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Northeastern University
  • State Library of Massachusetts
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts (at Amherst, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Boston)
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Wellesley College
  • Williams College

NEW! Brandeis students, faculty, or staff can now use their Brandeis ID to borrow materials at Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University without a BLC Consortium Card.

It is a good idea to check before visiting another BLC library, in case there are special opening hours or material use restrictions that you need to be aware of. Some libraries have restricted access during certain periods such as exams, check before you go!

Get a BLC borrowing card

Getting a BLC card is easy!  Apply for a BLC card at the Information and Borrowing Desk.

You can visit another library today! This is very useful if you need something in a hurry, or if you wish to browse the collections of other libraries.

Check in WorldCat to see which BLC libraries own the item you want.

Check the Consortium Card guide for more information about visiting and borrowing materials from other BLC libraries.

Contact Us

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery:

Hours: 8:30am–4:30pm, M–F

Phone: 781-736-4676


Fax: 781-736-4724

Information and Borrowing Desk:

Phone: 781-736-5626 (or 781-736-LOAN)

Problems or emergencies:
Contact the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery department during business hours. If you need to report a problem after 4:30pm or during the weekend, please contact the Information and Borrowing Desk.

Mailing address:
Brandeis University
Library, Interlibrary Loan
415 South Street, MS 045
Waltham, MA  02453-2728

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