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 which is open 24/7. Please remember, there is no immediate need to return items. Due dates have been extended through February 3, 2021 for Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and UMass books. Smith loans have not been extended through the spring semester. 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.
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 email@example.com for help finding resources in both locations. For information about Archives and Special Collections, visit their LITS webpage, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Circulation: email email@example.com call
Research Help: email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com call
Moodle Help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsure who to contact? Email email@example.com and we'll get your question to the right person.