Healey Library

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Library Barcode

A Healey Library barcode is your access key to the library's rich assortment of resources.

Note: your Healey Library barcode is different from your student ID or UMS number.

How do I get a library barcode?

  • On-campus students, faculty, and staff should go to the Circulation Desk with their UMass Boston ID card. Library staff will place a unique barcode sticker on the reverse of the ID card. 
  • Online students or students taking classes off campus, may call the Circulation Desk at 617.287.5900 to be assigned a barcode over the phone. They may also email library.circulation@umb.edu.Please be sure to include your first and last name, and your UMS number so we can properly identify you in our system. A barcode number will be e-mailed to you. All online and off-campus classes will be verified by the circulation staff.
  • Affiliate Users (Sponsored Affiliates/Contingent Workers)
    Campus departments can grant Affiliate User status to individuals working as consultants, community partners, or in interinstitutional collaborations.  University policies and licensing arrangements require that a Contingent Worker status be established for these individuals.  The sponsoring department should arrange for this status by following the process outlined through Human Resource’s Contingent Worker Guidelines available at Human Resource’s Instructions and Forms page.  The Contingent Worker Status must be created for the affiliate user to appear in the library system and before a library barcode can be issued.