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Borrowing and Circulation

The Circulation Desk is located on the first floor, and is staffed at all times that the Library is open.

VISIT THE CIRCULATION DESK TO:

  • borrow or renew items, such as books, DVDs, or course reserves
  • borrow equipment and accessories, such as laptops, video cameras, and universal chargers
  • use the study rooms
  • get help finding or using Library resources
  • ask about your Library barcode and PIN

Contact the Circulation Desk at 413-782-1535.

Western New England students may borrow:

  • Study rooms, 2 hour loan
  • Course reserve items, as labeled
  • Books, 4 week loan
  • DVDs, 3 day loan
  • CDs, 7 day loan
  • Audiobooks, 14 day loan
  • Laptops, 4 hour loan
  • Video cameras, 3 day loan
  • Accessories, such as headphones, calculators, and chargers, as labeled
  • Equipment for video and radio communications courses, as labeled

Most items can be renewed at least once. Contact the Circulation Desk to extend a due date.

Fines for overdue items:

  • Study rooms, $2/hour overdue*
  • Course reserves, as labeled
  • Books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks, $0.10/day overdue
  • Laptops, $10/hour overdue
  • Video cameras, $5/day overdue
  • Accessories, as labeled
  • Equipment, as labeled

*A $2 fine will be applied to the studen's account if the study room key is not returned within 2 hours of being checked out. An additional $2 fine will be applied for each hour that the item is not returned.

Western New England faculty and staff may borrow:

  • Study rooms, 2 hour loan
  • Course reserve items, as labeled
  • Books, semester loan
  • DVDs, 3 day loan
  • Permanent reserve DVDs, semester loan
  • CDs, 7 day loan
  • Audiobooks, 14 day loan
  • Laptops, 2 hour loan
  • Video cameras, 3 day loan
  • Accessories, such as headphones, calculators, and chargers, as labeled

Alumni and Education-Affiliated guests may borrow:

  • Books (up to 3 at a time), 4 week loan
  • Computer logins, 4 hour loan
  • Accessories, such as headphones, as labeled

Fines for overdue items:

  • Books, $0.10/day overdue
  • Computer logins, $1/hour overdue
  • Accessories, as labeled

Community guests may borrow:

  • Books (up to 3 at a time), 4 week loan
  • Computer logins, 1 hour loan
  • Accessories, such as headphones, as labeled

Fines for overdue items:

  • Books, $1/day overdue
  • Computer logins, $1/hour overdue
  • Accessories, as labeled