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Services for Alumni

General Information | Circulation Services | Reference Services | Internet Resources

General Information

Circulation Services
Below is a summary of some basic Circulation Services. Consult the Circulation Policy for a complete explanation of all Circulation services and guidelines.

Borrowing & Renewals Merrimack College alumni will be provided with a special borrower card once their information is validated through the Office of Alumni Relations. Alumni may borrow circulating books for 30 days. Reference books, periodicals and newspapers do not circulate. The alumni borrower card must be presented to check out materials. Books are due back to the library on or before the stamped due date. Materials may be renewed twice before being returned unless a hold request has been placed on the book, in which case the book is due by the date specified on the recall notice. Renewals may be made in person, by phone (978-837-5215, x4215), or by e-mail (merrimack_circ@noblenet.org). You may also renew materials online (see View Your Account for more information).

View Your Account Alumni with a valid borrower card may obtain a PIN number from the Circulation Department. With this PIN number, you can login to your library account and place holds, renew materials, and view your circulation record online. For more information, click here or contact the Circulation Department.

Overdue or Lost Materials
An overdue notice will be sent to the borrower for any book that has not been returned by the due date. After three overdue notices, the borrower will be billed a replacement fee of $50.00 per overdue book, and all library privileges will be suspended until the matter is resolved. Replacement fees will be waived and library privileges reinstated when the overdue book is returned to the library.

Lost or damaged McQuade Library books should be reported to the Evening Library Services Manager as soon as possible. A $50.00 fee for all lost and damaged materials will be charged to the patron’s account and must be paid immediately. A refund of the replacement charges will be made if the book is found and returned to the library within one month of payment.

Reference Services

Reference Assistance Reference Librarians are available at the Reference desk to answer questions, provide research guidance, and assist with the use of print and electronic resources. Reference assistance is also available by telephone (978-837-5215, x4210), or online (E-Reference Form). E-mail the reference department at merref@noblenet.org for additional information

Selected Internet Resources
Below is a list of links to sites of possible interest to Merrimack College Alumni, including Merrimack alumni events and athletics, online news & journal resources, graduate school information, and career resources. Don't see your favorite here? Let us know about it!

Merrimack College links
Graduate School Information
  • FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid: Advice on and links to sources of information about student financial aid.

  • Gradschools.com: More than 50,000 graduate programs browsable by subject and school, and by online distance learning, certificate, McNair, and minority program offices throughout the United States. There are articles about getting into graduate schools and what to expect, a chat room, and several discussion groups.

  • Graduate School Essays: Tips on writing an application essay for graduate school--how to start, what to include, and what kind of personal information to give. A handout from The Writing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • Princeton Review: Information on all aspects of the college or graduate/professional school admissions process. GMAT, MCAT, GRE, financial aid, graduate school rankings, etc.

  • US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools: This site has the U. S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools. Programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine, are surveyed and ranked every year
Career Resources & Job Hunting
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: The full range of economic data and analysis produced by BLS. Here is where you'll find the statistics and reports on employment and unemployment, price (such as the Consumer Price Index) and living conditions, compensation, productivity, and more.

  • Career Journal: Current career and job information, plus thousands of searchable listings of executive, management, and professional positions. Content from the Wall Street Journal.

  • JobStar Central: A library-sponsored guide to job-search resources on the Web. While the focus is on California, smart job seekers nationwide will enjoy the salary information section (with connections to over 300 salary surveys); the resume section with state-of-the-art info; and Ask Electra, the Electronic Librarian. The site includes extensive listings of employer telephone hotlines, local career centers, libraries, and job search events.

  • JobWeb: Excellent site if you're a college student, recent graduate, or alumnus, and looking for a job. Includes: Jobs: Searchable database of job postings and Career Planning Resources : which includes a Career Library and Relocation, International, Minority, and Disability Resources. From the National Association of Colleges and Employers (formerly known as the College Placement Council, Inc.)

  • Monster.com: With over 400,000 job opportunities worldwide (more than 1,500 international employers) this is the largest online jobs database on the Web. Search by company name, location, discipline, industry, job title, or a combinations of these. The employer overview gives some background information into the company selected, the products and services, and employee benefits.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Employment outlook, educational requirements, salary to expect - for most occupations. Revised every two years