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Library staff will be unavailable on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr Day. Online resources are accessible 24/7. See Find Online Sources


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Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

See Library Services During Covid-19

Contact Us

Libraries' Service Desk

Call 413-585-2910
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Use Ask Us to send a question and
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Recall Items

Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. Contactless pickup service is now available. For details, see Library Services During COVID-19

Please note that materials in the Young Library and the Annex will be temporarily unavailable from December 18, 2020 to January 22, 2021 while books are moved into the Neilson Library. Please contact with questions about specific items.

If you need a library item that is checked out to another patron, you can recall it (request that it be returned) for your use.

  • Recalled items are due one week after the date the recall is placed. For recently checked out items, the original patron is allowed to keep the item for two weeks.
  • The borrower will receive an email notice informing them of the change in due date.
  • You will receive an email notice when the item has been returned. The item will be held for you at the appropriate service desk for 7 days.
  • Most recalled items are returned within a few days. If you need the item urgently, however, contact the circulation staff to expedite the recall. (See contact information below.)

How to Recall an Item

Use the Request Item feature of the Five College Library Catalog. For any problems, please contact the appropriate service desk (see below).

Returning Recalled Items

  • If an item is recalled from you, you must return it by the date specified on the notice. Even though the original loan may have been for a longer period, the loan period is curtailed when another borrower needs the item.
  • The fine for recalled items returned late is $2 per day.
  • If possible, please return a recalled item as soon as possible to any Five College library.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact the appropriate service desk.

Contact Us

Location Phone Email
Young Library 413-585-2910
Hillyer Art Library 413-585-2940
Josten Performing Art Library 413-585-2930