Boston Library Consortium card holders

The Boston Library Consortium (BLC) was founded in 1970 to promote regional resource sharing.  Today, the BLC includes academic and research libraries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

If you're a member of another BLC library, you can use your BLC card to borrow physical items at Tisch Library and its branches.

Register as a BLC member at Tufts

Ask your home institution's library about getting a BLC card, then present your BLC card and photo ID at the Information and Circulation Desk at Tisch Library to register to borrow materials.

BLC cards for members of the Tufts community

If you're a member of Tisch Library, as an undergrad or graduate student, faculty, or staff, you can borrow items at BLC libraries using a BLC card. Visit the Information and Circulation Desk at Tisch Library to fill out an application for a BLC card. Learn more about utilizing BLC libraries.

Borrowing materials

As a BLC card holder, you will be able to borrow books and scores for 28 days. You can borrow CDs and DVDs for 14 days.

Interlibrary loan and database access

Unfortunately, BLC users cannot use our interlibrary loan service for pickup at Tisch Library from other member libraries, but you can likely use ILL through your home library. Please check with your home library for interlibrary loan services.

BLC card holders cannot access databases (Proquest, JSTOR, etc.) or other subscription content (like specific journals) off-campus. However, BLC members may be able to access this content on-site from a library computer, depending on the licensing agreement we have with specific content providers.