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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Frequently Asked Questions

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 number without the (example: A30005162).

Please contact TechHelp if you have forgotten your username, password, or both.

Read Books Anywhere

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

Request Books to be Mailed to You - Freel by Mail

You can request books from the MCLA library collection to be mailed to you at home by placing a hold on an item in the library catalog.

  • First, login to your library account, contact us if you have trouble logging in
  • Change your personal details to ensure that the address we have on file is the one you want the item mailed to
  • Do a search for the book you want to request
  • Place a hold on the item using the hold button on the right hand side of the screen
  • Check your MCLA email  - that's how we'll communicate with you about your item

This video explains the process in more detail.

There are some exceptions to what we can lend out: at this time you can only request items from the MCLA collection to be mailed to you, not interlibrary loan books, books from our HELM consortium, or books from the Commonwealth Catalog. Some items are not available for lending, such as DVDs, reserve items, and archival materials.

Get Access to Articles

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

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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

Laptop Lending Program

Fill out this form and we will ship a laptop to you or arrange a pickup at Freel Library. It will be checked out to you for the SUMMER 2020 semester to be DUE on September 2, 2020. By this date, you will be asked to mail or return the laptop to the library.

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.