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Learning Remotely: A Guide for MHC Students

Borrowing Materials

Library materials can be borrowed through our paging and pickup service. During the summer, curbside pickup is available to current MHC students, faculty, and staff. Please note that we can only provide access to available materials from the MHC collection at this time. We will expand our service to provide access to Five College collections and InterLibrary Loan as our colleagues return to work and as those services are restored.

How to request items for pickup:

Use the search box on the LITS homepage to find items in the library catalog. Limit your search by choosing "find library materials" in the dropdown menu.

LITS search box

Items from the following locations, and with a status of Available, can be requested:

  • MH Stacks

  • MH Leisure Reading

  • MH Media Video/DVD

  • MH Leisure Films

Click the Request Item link and log in using your MHC credentials to submit your request.


LITS staff will page the item from the stacks, and email you when it is ready for pickup.

Contact with questions about our paging and pickup service, or if you need assistance requesting items.


Returning Materials

You may return books, CDs, and DVDs via the external book drop at the Main library. Please remember, there is no immediate need to return items this summer. Due dates have been extended through the first week of September, books can be renewed, and students are still welcome and encouraged to bring items back when they return to campus.

If you do need to return items from off campus, mail them to the address below. LITS recommends using book rate shipping -- it's cheapest!

Mount Holyoke College LITS

Attn: Library Circulation Rm. 228

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA 01075

If you are a 2020 graduate (Congratulations!), you have been contacted with information on how to return items to the library. If you did not receive an email, please contact us at and a staff member will be in touch with further instructions.

Contact if you have questions about how to return library materials.

Local Libraries

Your local public or academic library is a great place to access materials while you're away from campus -- and libraries love to help! Academic libraries often provide library cards for local community members, and your local public library likely offers the same InterLibrary Loan service that LITS provides. If there are books you need or want that aren't immediately available at your local public library, inquire with staff there about InterLibrary Loan.

WorldCat is a shared catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use WorldCat to locate materials at a library near you, and contact or your local library if you need assistance.

LITS strongly encourages you to call ahead and inquire about services currently available at your local library, as their offerings may be impacted by the current public health situation.

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