Anyone student can get a Boston Library Consortium card from the Circulation Desk of Tisch Library. Check out the libraries' individual websites for more information.
It will allow you to check books out from any of these libraries. HELPFUL HINT: if you are running out of time and don't have time to request it from Interlibrary Loan, you can go there and check it out!
Please note: The Boston Public Library is no longer a member but all full-time students can get a BPL card.
UMass Medical Center Library (Worcester)
Remember to search WoldCat if you want to find out what other libraries may have your book. This is especially valuable when you might be working on an obscure topic and want to find out how readily available it is. This also works for titles of journals.
You can also use WorldCat to verify the existence of a book or get the full bibliographic information (author, title, publisher, date).
You can also use it to just put the books you want to use for your paper in your RefWorks account.