You first enter the library from the second floor of the Donahue Building. You enter a lobby with a large circulation desk and a sitting area.
You will find the following resources and services in this area:
♦ Course Reserves
♦ Current newspapers
♦ Photocopiers including scan-to-email
♦ Online catalog
Circulation/Reserve Desk - is where you check out library items that circulate. The reserve desk is where you can pick up items reserved for your class by your professor. You can look up reserve items with your course title or your professor's name. Ask the circulation staff for assistance.
To Check Out Library Materials: HCC students need an active photo I.D. to check out library materials. You must present your student 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 the Assessment Center in Frost 271.
Online Catalog (Evergreen) - is the library's web based catalog and provides access to the Library's holdings. 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. You can request items from these libraries and pick them up at our library circulation desk. Please note that it may take a while for an item to come. Available items generally take about a week. Popular items such as new releases could take much longer. With access to the internet students are able to search for materials in the HCC library as well as Massachusetts libraries.
Photocopier/Scan to email - You will find two photocopiers in the lobby and one on the second floor. These photocopiers allow you to both photocopy documents and to scan documents to email. Photocopies are 10 cents per page. Scan to email is free. You will find directions on or above the photocopiers.