Freel Library offers a variety of study spaces and collections to support learning and teaching at MCLA. The library offers a quiet study atmosphere on the upper level and comfortable seating that allows for group study and collaboration in the Commons on the main level. The library is open over 90 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Current hours are posted on the main library website.
The library offers a full range of resources and services to meet the needs of the academic community. The collection comprises approximately 125,000 print volumes, over 200,000 ebooks, 40,000 streaming videos and DVDs, and over 80 research databases, which include full-text articles from 80,000 journals. Students may access the library’s digital holdings and services from any location with internet access by visiting the library's website. In addition to its own extensive resources, the library offers an interlibrary loan program through which students can obtain materials from other libraries.
Freel Library offers wireless internet and printer access for MCLA laptop users. For additional information on the extent of the campus wireless network and how to set up your PC or Mac laptop for wireless access, please visit http://techhelp.mcla.edu/index.php/Network
Computers available for student use (unless otherwise noted you will need to log in):
Printers, scanners, and a photocopier are also available to the MCLA community in the library.
Librarians provide individual assistance as well as formal instruction in information and research strategies. Please call 413-662-5325 or visit our Ask Us page to speak with a librarian via chat, text, email, or videoconference. Chat reference is available 24/7 via a partnership with an academic librarian co-op.