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As a fully online student in the RN to BS program, here are some things you should know about the library and its services.


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Welcome from your librarian!

Do You Have a UMass Pass?

If not, you should definitely get one!

In addition to being your student ID, it's your library card. You can request it online, and you'll then be registered so you can access the full range of services the Library provides.

Students enrolled in fully online programs can apply for a UMass Pass online! (All other students must obtain a UMass Pass in person.)

Books Delivered by Mail

If you're a enrolled in a fully-online program and live in one of the 48 contiguous states, you are eligible to have books mailed directly to your house. At this time, there is no charge for this service! You can request up to five items at a time. If you need more than five, please contact Online Support and we will work with you to see that your needs are met.

To request a book from our collection, use the ILLiad request form for books. Please indicate that you're enrolled in an online program in the notes field (e.g., Policy Studies - Fully Online). 

You also have access to our collection of online books and can obtain a Boston Library Consortium card, which grants you access to several academic libraries in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.