Even when you're not on campus, you still have access to many library resources. Here'a quick guide on how to access them.

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Library Services for Remainder of Fall 2020 - Nov. 25th- Dec. 17th

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 25th no in person visits to the library will be permitted until spring semester, but we are still here for you.

  • Library staff remain available Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm via phone (413-662-5321) and email (
  • Doorside pickup is now available as an option for MCLA students, faculty, and staff who wish to borrow books and DVDs from the library collection.
  • Librarians are available for research help via our Ask Us service, where we can answer questions via chat, email, phone, and text. This service is available Sunday 5pm-10pm, Monday through Thursday 9am-10pm, and Friday 9am-5pm.
  • You can also set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian via Microsoft Teams, where we can share screens and have the next best thing to an in-person interaction.  
  • A limited number of laptops are available for long-term loan. Please visit the library to pick one up before you leave campus.

Access From Home

The same information you use to access your MCLA email account is used to access electronic resources from off-campus. Your username is your A (example: Please contact TechHelp if you have forgotten your username, password, or both.

Get Access to Articles

Looking for research articles? Access all the library's research databases from home:

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Read Books Anywhere

You can access thousands of ebook titles from home through our ebook collections:

Manage Your Library Account

To renew your books, log in to the library catalog using the login box on the right hand side of the screen.

Login Information:

Username: A number

Password: Students: Date of Birth in MMDDYYY format, Faculty and staff: Last name

If you are having trouble logging in, please contact us.

Streaming Video

You can stream videos from this database with your MCLA login.

Library Hours and Services: Status and Updates

Troubleshooting eResources

If you are having trouble accessing resources in our databases, take a look at our guide on troubleshooting eresources, which addresses many of the common issues encountered.