Facilities and Services

The MBL Facilities and Services (F&S) Department provides essential and routine services to maintain laboratory operations and to support research and education activities. The department is represented by the following groups:


The Campus Security staff provides 24-hour security services for the MBL Campus. Security staff monitor building access which provided to staff, researchers, students, and approved registered program participants after completing the required registration and COVID-19 Safety Training and Attestation. MBL ID cards should always be worn on campus to access buildings. For any questions, please contact the Security Office by emailing securityofficers@mbl.edu or by calling 508-289-7217.

Mail & Shipping

The MBL is not currently delivering or collecting mail from departments. Mail must be dropped off and collected in the mail room located in the basement of the Lillie building.  For any questions, please contact the MBL’s Shipping and Receiving Office by emailing shipping@mbl.edu.

Outgoing mail and package shipping is available 8:00 am through 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  All outbound mail, including first class letters and all FedEx & UPS packages, must be delivered to the mailroom lobby, and placed on the table marked for mail drop-off with proper mailing information. All outbound mail and packages must be received no later than 2:30 pm.

All first-class letters will be received and sorted daily and placed in the appropriate internal mailboxes. The mailroom lobby is open during normal business hours (8 am – 5 pm) to retrieve mail.


  • Rowe, Lillie, MRC:
    Packages are left inside each laboratory with contactless delivery.
  • Starr:
    Packages are delivered to the common area with contactless delivery.
  • Loeb:
    Packages are brought to the Loeb loading dock where the Loeb Laboratory Assistant (Chris Cepero) will sort and plan for contactless delivery.
  • Broderick, Homestead, Candle House and all other buildings:
    Delivery is contactless.

Plant Operations and Maintenance (POM)

The POM staff provides building services Monday through Friday from 7:00 am through 5:00 pm, as well as support for any on-call emergencies. For questions or to request service, please contact  pom@mbl.edu or call 508-289-7776. For any after-hours POM needs, contact Security at 508-289-7217.


The MBL has a modified its parking program for 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The modifications reflect the impact the pandemic has had on our staff and also the reduced number of participants in our 2021 programs.

  • All year-round staff can park on-campus and will be issued green parking stickers
  • Seasonal staff, course participants, and Whitman participants must park in the Devils Lane Parking Lot and will be issued red parking stickers. However, there will be a limited number of approved on-site parkers for courses and a limited number of Whitman and Education participants who are authorized for on-campus parking.
  • There is a shuttle between the Devils Lane lot, MBL cottages, and campus operating. The 2021 Shuttle Schedule can be found here.
  • Current parking stickers are required on all vehicles in order to identify cars.

Applications for 2021 parking stickers can be found here. Please note: You must be on campus or connected via the VPN to access the website.

2021 MBL Parking stickers are available for pick up at the Swope Center Front Desk, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. Stickers are required for on-campus parking starting June 9th. Overflow parking is available at the Bar Neck Parking Lot, the Stoney Beach Parking Lot, and the Devils Lane Parking Lot. Green parking stickers do not guarantee an on-campus parking spot and parking is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Special events, one-day registered visitors, and day passes may be issued through the Security Department. Contact securityofficers@mbl.edu or by calling 508-289-7217.

Contact parking@mbl.edu with any questions on parking or the shuttle.