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Library Opening for Summer Semester

Beginning July 6, 2021 and until further notice, in-person library services will be available Monday-Thursday, with O'Leary and Lydon Libraries each open two days a week for a total of four days a week.

Please note the days and times for each location:

O’Leary Library: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lydon Library: Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center for Lowell History remains open by appointment only. Visit the CLH webpage for contact information.

Book pick-up will continue to be done at Lydon Library on North campus. Details on this process are on the library coronavirus response page.

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Book Request and Pick-up

Need to know how to request a library book? Our Brainshark video shows you how to request books to borrow with no-contact pick-up.

Before requesting and borrowing a book for the first time, please make sure you register with the library if you have not already done so.

You'll be notified when your books are ready for pick-up.

Learn More about the Book Pick-up

Star symbol for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. In 1998, legislation titled, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998, was passed, creating the Network to Freedom program. It's mission, through collaboration with local, state and federal entities, as well as individuals and organizations, is to honor, preserve and promote the history of resistance to enslavement through escape and flight, which continues to inspire people worldwide. Through its mission, the Network to Freedom helps to advance the idea that all human beings embrace the right to self-determination and freedom from oppression.

The Center for Lowell History

Just when COVID19 put us in lockdown a year ago, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom recognized the Center for Lowell History (CLH) as an Underground Railroad Research Facility, a place where you can learn more about the Underground Railroad through documents, newspapers, diaries, census records, city directories, genealogy files, and more.

We have also anthologized 32 Untold (and amazing) Stories of Lowell's Black History written by retired Librarian Martha Mayo in honor of Black History Month. See Library Research Guide Explores Lowell’s Anti-Slavery, Abolitionist History.

Check Out the Untold Lowell Stories: Black History

These stories can also be found on the Libraries' Resources on Racism in the United States webpage.