Alumnae Library
Holly Stevens
Head of Circulation & InterLibrary Loan


Circulation policies

Eligible Borrowers | Responsibilities of Borrowers | Loan Periods | Renewals | Lost Items


Eligible Borrowers

Anyone possessing a valid Elms College ID card as well as any patron 18 years or older may may register for an Elms College Library Card.


Responsibilities of Borrowers

Borrowers are responsible for all items charged out on their cards and are responsible for notifying the library of any changes in their mailing address and phone listing.

Loan Periods & Renewals

Books28 daysrenewable once
Federal Document publications28 daysrenewable once
DVD's7 daysnon-renewable
Federal and state law collections, journals, and newspapers do NOT circulate



1. The renewal transaction can be done in person at the Circulation Desk or by telephone, a borrower should call 413-265-2280.

2. Reserve materials are NON-RENEWABLE.

3. Borrowers wishing to renew InterLibrary Loan materials should contact Holly Stevens at 413-265-2280 or  extension 2280.


Lost items

An item four weeks overdue will be considered lost. Bills for lost items are calculated on the replacement cost plus a processing fee. Borrowing privileges may be suspended, and sanctions will be applied by the Registrar until the bill is settled. Refunds will be issued, less processing fee and late charges, if items are returned undamaged within 60 days of the billing date.