Contact

Alumnae Library
Holly Stevens
Head of Circulation and InterLibrary Loan

413-265-2280
stevensh@elms.edu

Contact

Alumnae Library
Michael Smith
Interim Reference Librarian

413-265-2297
smithm@elms.edu

Interlibrary Loan

Need Research Material?

There are many different ways to go about it - look for materials in the following order:

1. Start by checking to see if we here at Elms own the book, DVD, Audio CD, or Government Document.

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 2. If we do not own the item you need through the online catalog you can “place a hold” on the item by searching “All C/W MARS libraries" at once (again this is if you are searching for books, DVD’s Government Documents or Audio CD’s):

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3. If you have the journal citation, check to see if we have at Elms have access to it.

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4. If you need to search for journal articles start by checking to see if we here at Elms have access to the titles. 

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5. If you are still unable to find the specific material you need, either through the online catalog or the electronic databases, you may place an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request for it.  (This lets our librarians check libraries not in the C/W MARS online catalog to see if we can get the requested material) FREE to you as a registered Elms Student or current faculty/staff member. You may request: 

  • Books
  • Audio/visual materials, when available
  • Microfilm or microfiche items
  • Photocopies of journal articles
  • Conference proceedings
  • Theses, dissertations, or reports

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For a complete description of the library's InterLibrary Loan Policies, please visit the ILL Policy Page.

Need Help starting a research paper?

If you need assistance in finding where to start, getting books and articles please set up an appointment with a reference librarian, for more information please contact Michael Smith 413-265-2297 or stop by the front desk and ask to speak to a reference librarian.