Information for Online Education Students

Our goal is to ensure that online students have access to resources and services that mirror those that are available to students enrolled in traditional courses at HCC. Access to traditional resources and services, including, but not limited to, magazine articles, books, and course reserves, are available through the Library homepage.

Online Databases

We provide HCC students with remote access (from your home or other computer) to our databases which include reference journal articles, encyclopedias and other reference books. Many of these sources are available in full-text and can be viewed, printed, and e-mailed to yourself and all you need is an HCC Library Card. To gain access to our databases:

  1. Apply for a library card if you haven't already done so.
  2. Login to our databases to begin searching.

Research Assistance

If you need research assistance, see our ask a librarian page including a way to ask librarians questions through your computer 24 hours a day!


Don't hesitate to contact us -- you'll find phone numbers and e-mail addresses in our staff directory.

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. 
Holyoke, MA 01040 
413.552.2372 (Circulation Desk) 
413.552.2424 (Reference Desk)
Ask the Librarian