Guidelines for 24/7 Library Access

Library Closing and Evening Access Guidelines

  • The Library's doors will close at 8:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and at 5:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. These hours may change on School holidays.
  • When the doors close, Library staff will walk through the Library and ask to see a UMMS or UMMHC ID. Only UMMS and UMMHC employees will be allowed to stay. It is your responsibility to have your UMMS or UMMHC ID with you.
  • Only those who have been given 24/7 Library access will be able to re-enter the Library once the doors have closed. UMMS students, residents, and faculty automatically have this access. All other UMMS/UMMHC staff must request this access (see below).
  • There will be a sign at the Library Service Point with phone numbers for Police and Operations.
  • Panic button pendants will be available at the Library Service Point for those who may be studying on the second and third floors. These alarms will notify the police station that someone in the Library needs help. If you are working in a group, please take one pendant for the group. Please return the pendant when you leave the Library.
  • A police officer will walk through the Library several times throughout the night.
  • Please do not take materials out of the Library if staff are not there to check out the material.
  • Laptops will not be available when the Library is not staffed.
  • Food and drinks are allowed in the Library, but please clean up before you leave.
  • On exam nights, coffee will be available. Library staff will leave out supplies.
  • If you have any concerns or if your UMMS/UMMHC ID does not work at the front door, please contact Mary Piorun, 508-856-2206, or Vivian Okyere, 508-856-2080.

24/7 Library Access Guidelines

  • The Library is accessible 24/7 to UMMS students, residents, and faculty with their UMMS ID cards. Other UMMS and UMMHC employees with valid ID cards may request to have their ID activated for 24/7 access by emailing Vivian Okyere or calling her at 508-856-2080.
  • Exceptions for others will be made on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be valid for six months and can be renewed if appropriate. To apply for an exception, please complete this form and return it to the Library.
  • If you have any concerns or if your UMMS/UMMHC ID does not work at the front door, please contact Mary Piorun, 508-856-2206, or Vivian Okyere, 508-856-2080.