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General Inquiries

For questions about library hours, your account, laptops, barcodes, loan periods, overdue book, fines, or any general library questions, contact the Circulation Department at:

For a list of all departments, check the listing of Library Departments.

Faculty can contact a liaison librarian attached to their respective departments.

Research Assistance 

We really want to hear from you. We offer six ways to connect:

  • Ask a Librarian!  
    Library answers, convenient and fast, web-hosted in the cloud, with a built-in FAQ
  • Call 617.287.5940 for the Reference Desk during staffed hours.
  • Chat with a Librarian, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week assistance by UMass Boston librarians and other academic librarians on college campuses throughout the world.
  • Text: 617.826.9978
    A UMass Boston reference librarian will respond within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).
  • Schedule a Research Consultation with a Reference Librarian. 
    We can help you find and cite articles, books and more for your papers and projects.
  • Visit the Healey Library’s 4th floor Reference Desk during staffed hours. During weekend and evening hours, visit the second floor Circulation Desk for assistance. A staff member there will get you started and will consult a librarian, if needed.

Research Tools

Citation Tools

  • Citing Sources provides links to reliable web sites that guide students through citation styling, academic writing, avoiding plagiarism, etc.
  • Citation Management Tools offers a comparison of different tools.
  • EasyBib automatically creates citations and bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago and more.
  • Mendeley is a free tool from Elsevier that allows users to organize, reference, annotate, and share documents
  • Zotero is a free Firefox browser extension that lets you collect, manage, and cite a multitude of resources while surfing the Internet.

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    Monday 7:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
    Wednesday 7:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
    Thursday 7:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
    Saturday 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
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