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Apply For a Boston Library Consortium Card

A Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card enables you to visit in person and borrow materials from other BLC member libraries.

Applying for a BLC Card

NU Faculty, Staff, and Students may complete the form below to apply for a Boston Library Consortium card online.

  • Complete the form below. Please allow 24 hours for processing.  Forms are processed Monday through Friday.
  • Come to the Snell Circulation Desk to sign for and pick up your card.

Using Your Card

  • Bring your card to any Boston Library Consortium (BLC) library from which you wish to borrow materials and register at that library.

  • Expiration dates vary at each institution. The lending library may set a shorter expiration date than the one appearing on your card, which is August 31 of each year.

  • Please note that there are different loan periods and fine structures at each library. You are responsible for any charges you accrue.

  • Failure to abide by lending library rules may result in loss of library privileges at all Consortium libraries.

  • Fill out the form below to renew an existing Consortium card.

  • Consortium Cards are not transferable.

BLC Card Application Form

(if you are not an NU affiliate, please contact your own library)
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