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Front steps of Lydon Library

Library Hours

Fall 2021 Semester:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - midnight
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - midnight

The Center for Lowell History (CLH) remains open by appointment only.

Please remember to wear your masks inside all library buildings.


Three mugs of hot chocolate on a table

Join the UMass Lowell Library for a Meet and Greet on December 8 and 9.

Take a break from the end-of-semester studying and paper writing on December 8 and 9 to visit the library. We'll have hot chocolate, tea, and snacks for you to enjoy while you get to know Allison Estell, our new director, and other library staff. This is a chance to ask us questions, give us feedback, and have a yummy treat on us. 

  • Wednesday, December 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., first floor of O'Leary Library
  • Thursday, December 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., first floor of Lydon Library

Even if you can't attend, we want to hear from you through our feedback form.

Girl in Holy Ghost crown from the Portuguese American Digital Archive from the Camara Family Photograph Collection [c. 1905-1915] is a black and white photo during the Feast of the Holy Ghost

Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA)

Established in 2020 with a grant from the William M. Wood Foundation, the Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA) showcases the rich history of Portuguese Americans in Lowell. It includes photos donated from various families as well as oral histories.

We're excited to be able to bring this content to UMass Lowell and the world.