The LITS complex will remain closed during the fall 2020 semester, but we are available and able to provide you with help and support. Please visit the LITS website for the most up-to-date information on our services and hours.
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. 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. See Returning Materials for more information.
If it is a book recommended or required for class, we suggest contacting the instructor for more information. See our course materials page for more information. If it is a book for research, we suggest looking for an ebook or requesting it though ILL.
Visit the software page on this guide to see what is available for students.
LITS reviews all required texts listed in my.mtholyoke and provides an ebook version of these resources whenever possible. Links to these ebooks will be found in your Moodle course. PDFs of articles and streaming video for required course reading and viewing may also be in your Moodle course. See the Course Materials page for more information.
If you need an ebook that is only available through other Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, or UMass), the best thing to do is to submit an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request. Our ILL staff will see if we are able to borrow an ebook version from another library. Under current conditions, it is more likely that we will be able to fill requests for specific chapters than entire ebooks. If you only need certain chapters, or certain chapters could meet your need, let us know!
Pratt Music Library and the LRC are currently closed. Contact the Circulation Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org for help finding resources in both locations. For information about Archives and Special Collections, visit their LITS webpage, or email email@example.com.
Library Circulation: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-538-2622
Research Help: email email@example.com or click the "Chat with a Librarian" link at the bottom of the LITS homepage. Chat reference service is available between 3pm-5pm EST, Monday-Friday during the semester. Hours vary on breaks and over the summer.
Technology Help: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-538-2600
Moodle Help: email@example.com
Unsure who to contact? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your question to the right person.