Information for Staff

Welcome to HCC Library! Our services for HCC staff include: use of HCC library computers, the ability to check out library materials, and access to library databases for journal and magazine articles.


Use of HCC Library Computers:

All patrons must abide by the "Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy". Patrons are asked to be considerate of other users during busy times and limit their search sessions to 45 minutes. Printing in the library is administratered through the campus-wide GoPrint service. Please ask for assistance.

To Check Out Library Materials:

Please allow a few extra minutes on your first visit to the library and bring your HCC staff photo I.D. to register. You must present your staff I.D. each time you borrow or renew library material. You may not use your public library card. If you lose your photo I.D., you may obtain a replacement card from  Frost 271.

More information about circulation.

Access Materials from Neighboring Massachusetts Libraries:

Can't find what you are looking for at HCC library? Holyoke Community College is a participating member of C/W MARS (Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing network), which expands the resources of the HCC Library by providing online access to the collections of over 140 academic and public libraries. HCC community members may borrow from all C/W MARS libraries. 

More information about finding books.

Access to Online Databases:

Staff may access our online databases from both on and off campus. You will need to be registered with the library before you can access the databases from off campus. You will use the barcode on the back of your I.D. and your last name in ALL CAPS. Contact the reference desk at 413-552-2424 with questions.

 
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