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Freel Library Operations Update, Spring Break 2023

Due to planned construction, library building access may vary during Spring Break (March 13-17)

  • Spring Break 2023 hours and availability:  
  • Monday, 3/13: Library building open 9-5; staff and services available.
  • Tuesday, 3/14: Library closed all day (due to weather, not construction)
  • Wednesday, 3/15: Library closed all day (due to weather, not construction)
  • Thursday, 3/16: Library building open 9-5; staff and services available.
  • Friday, 3/17: Library building open 9-5; staff and services available.
  • No staffing, services, or access to physical collections on Saturday 3/11, Sunday 3/12, and Saturday 3/18
  • Regular hours and building access will resume on Sunday, 3/19
  • Virtual collections and services remain available 24/7
  • Call the Library: (413) 662-5321
  • Text the Library: (413) 224-6600
  • Email the Library:
  • Chat with us

When the library is closed, here's how to contact us and/or request items from the collection.

I need ... How to request How to pickup How to return
A book or DVD from the stacks (not including course reserves) Log into library catalog and place hold (video instructions), or call/text the library Contact the library to arrange a pickup location/time or request delivery via campus mail. Book drop outside library exit doors (open 24/7)
A book or DVD from the reserve shelf Call or text the library and let us know what you need and when you can come by to use it. We'll arrange to meet you in Mark Hopkins Hall, where you can use the book on site. Please bring your MCLA ID card. A printer/copier/scanner is available for student use. Return to staff member in Mark Hopkins Hall when you are finished.
Research assistance

For quick or simple questions, try our chat line or give us a call.

For more involved questions, make an appointment for a Teams meeting with a librarian: