Library hours and access
Regular hours begin January 16
Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - midnight
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Basement computer lab and study area
Access to D'Amour Library
The University reserves the use of the Library for current Western New England students, faculty, staff and alumni. Secondarily, D'Amour Library supports the educational efforts of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS) and area public and private schools by providing access to its collections and services. Our first priority, however, is to the University community, and our policies are designed with this priority in mind.
After 6:00 p.m. and on weekends, all members of the Western New England community must use their University ID cards to gain access to D'Amour Library.
Western New England alumni, CCGS students, faculty, and staff, and Springfield area teachers who wish to use D'Amour Library after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends may apply for a Library Access Card.
Applications are available at the D'Amour Library. Applicants must show a valid state ID AND a current CCGS ID, Springfield School System ID, or Western New England Alumni Card.
Applications must be processed by the Office of Information Technology. Please allow 3-7 days for processing.
Applicants will be notified by the Library once their applications have been processed. Applicants may pick up their completed applications at the Library Circulation Desk. Applicants may then bring the completed applications to Public Safety, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., to be issued a Library Access Card.
All guest users must sign in at the Circulation Desk upon entering the Library. Please see our "Computers, Technology, and Printing" page for additional information about using the Library's computers and printers.
Borrowing privileges and electronic resources access are extended to current members of the Western New England University community. All members need to be registered borrowers in D'Amour Library's online circulation system. University members must present their current University ID when borrowing materials.
Registered guest users may use all collections within the library building. Guest users who also register for a library borrowing card may have a maximum of three books out at any time.
How Qualified Patrons Register
Current Western New England University students, faculty and staff are automatically registered each academic year. Guest users must complete the D'Amour Library Guest Card Application form at the Circulation Desk. A valid license or State ID is required at the time of registration. Guests may request a library borrowing card when they register.
Responsibilities of Borrowers
All patrons are responsible for the library materials they use and are subject to overdue fines and replacement costs for damaged and lost items.