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Library Departments

Circulation | Information Resources Development | Information Resources Management | Facilities | Media and Instructional Services | Public Services

Circulation x4215
The Circulation Department, located on the main floor of the McQuade Library, is responsible for maintaining the order of the general book collection and special collections located on the second and third floors of the library. The department’s student employees and staff are trained in assisting patrons with book location, renewals, recalls, overdues, interlibrary loan requests, course reserves, maintaining patron records, and basic informational questions.
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Information Resources x5064
The Information Resources Management department oversees acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and electronic database management. The department collaborates with Information Resources Development to develop a collection that supports the ongoing needs of our academic program. The Information Resources Development department is responsible for increasing awareness and use of library information resources that support the curriculum. The department collaborates with Information Resources Management to develop a collection that supports the ongoing needs of our academic program.
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Facilities x5311
The Library has a number of rooms that may be reserved for classes, events, workshops or other activities. For information pertaining to general building use, contact the Operations Manager. Other campus departments that are housed within the library have their own policies related to their services. One should contact those departments for specific information. The Library is open to the public with directional information located in the front lobby area. Operating hours vary depending upon semester, holiday and summer schedules. The main number 978.837.5215 is updated with current operating schedules.
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Media Instructional Services x5377
The Media Instructional Services department offers a number of services related to video production, audio production, photography, television, and a circulating collection of films on videocassette. For more detailed information, visit the Media Center Home Page.
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Public Services x5045
The Public Services department oversees Circulation and Reference and is responsible for the design and maintenance of the McQuade Library web site. The Edward G. Roddy Reference Room, located on the first floor of the library, contains the library's collection of reference books including almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, print indexes to periodical articles, and bibliographies. These materials are for in-library use only. Thirteen computer workstations are available for research purposes. Reference librarians help find information on a topic, develop search strategies for research papers or projects, search online catalogs, electronic databases, and the Web. Reference librarians also answer questions about library services and resources, provide instruction in the use of the library and the Internet, locate items available through interlibrary loan and make referrals to information resources beyond the library if necessary.
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