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Library Hours

Summer 2022

  • Mondays & Wednesdays O'Leary is open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Lydon is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays Lydon is open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and O'Leary is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • On Fridays both libraries are open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All libraries buildings will closed on weekends for the summer.

The Center for Lowell History is open by appointment only.

Three books for Pride: Nonbinary, LGBTQ Issues in Education, and Fair Play

Celebrate Pride!

Did you know that there are current issues going on in sports, education and gender identity in the LGBTQ+ community? There are issues with what should be taught in school in relation to LGBTQ+ issues, fair play in sports for people of all sexes and genders, and gender identity. If you want to read anything in relation to the current issues occurring today in the LGBTQ+ community, check out these and more titles in our UMass Lowell (UML) library catalog!

Old Postcard of Boott Mills from the Center for Lowell History collecton

Early Lowell: Boott Mills

The Boott Mills were a group of cotton mills located here in Lowell. Kirk Boott worked for the company who made the Merrimack canal for power here in Lowell that was driving other mills. Boott built the mills in 1835, and staffed them using the Waltham-Lowell system. The mills ran by hydropower, and floors and flat roofs were eventually added.

See photos of the mills and their history on the Center For Lowell History's LibGuide!