Boston Library Consortium Borrowing Program

Visit and borrow materials from libraries in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), which include University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, and over 20 other libraries located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

UHart Patrons Visiting Other Universities

University of Hartford students, faculty, or staff may request a BLC borrower's card. Service requires a valid University of Hartford email login and password to apply.

Eligible patrons can visit the Mortensen Library circulation desk in person to request a card, or they can use this form to apply online.

  • The card is valid through the fiscal year (ends June 30th).
  • In addition, when you visit a participating BLC library and present your BLC card, the other library will generally give you their own library card.

More information on participating libraries, privileges, and policies can be found on the BLC Consortium Card information page (policies are near the bottom of the page).

  • Borrowing privileges, loan periods, fine policies, and card expiration dates vary at each library. You are responsible for any charges you accrue. Failure to abide by member library policies may result in the loss of library privileges at all BLC libraries.
  • You may return borrowed BLC materials to the U of H libraries, but you may be held responsible for any charges for overdue items or materials lost in route.

Visitors from Other BLC Libraries

Visitors from other participating institutions should obtain their BLC cards from their own libraries before visiting the University of Hartford Libraries. All valid BLC cards will be honored (Please also bring your valid college/university ID). BLC patrons may borrow most print and audio-visual materials:

Item limit: 25 total items (any format)

Books and Scores

  • Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal Limit: 1 renewal, 4 weeks each
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Audio-visual Materials

  • Loan Period: 3 weeks
  • Renewal Limit: 1 renewal, 3 weeks
  • Item Limit: 6 of each format
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

For each library's specific lending policies, including any restrictions see Allen Library Policies or Mortensen Library Policies.  (The Allen Library holds music/dance materials, and Mortensen holds all other materials. Both are in the same building.) Also see our Visitor Page for information about visiting the libraries.


Contact the Mortensen Library circulation desk, 860.768.4264 or email