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Library Hours

Spring Semester 2022

O'Leary and Lydon libraries will be open the following hours this 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 is open by appointment only.

Please remember to wear your masks inside all library buildings.


Dr. Martin Luther King at the March on Washington

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at UMass Lowell

This month we honor Martin Luther King Jr. at UMass Lowell. In addition to programs and events happening across campus, the library has a wealth of resources including books, articles, videos, and more. Explore our LibGuide about this American hero.

Black and white image of Bucky Lew Image by From the Center for Lowell History's collection

Untold Lowell Stories: Black History

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day by exploring Untold Lowell Stories: Black History. This guide includes harrowing tales of Freedom Seekers from before the Civil War as well as inspiring figures such as Lowell's own Bucky Lew (pictured), the first African American to play professional basketball, and Samuel Stuart Crayton Sr., who helped form the Lowell branch of the NAACP. Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at Lowell's First Baptist Church in 1953 when he was a student in the doctoral program at Boston University.