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Updated May 13, 2021

Hours & Access

The first and second floors of the Learning Commons are available as 24-hour study spaces. Your Springfield College ID card is required to enter the Learning Commons, and the building remains closed to visitors. You must be masked and maintain safe social distance at all times.

Learning Commons Building Hours (all four floors open)

May 13, 2021 - September 6, 2021:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. everyday

The 24-Hour Study Space (1st & 2nd floors) is available daily during the summer.

Please see the Library Hours page for details and holiday hours.

Online Chat Hours

Library Services' online chat help is available seven days a week.

May 13, 2021 - September 6, 2021:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily

Group Study Rooms

Study Room Reservations are available during the summer. Due to social distancing measures, there is a limit of 2 students per study room.


Virtual Library Services

Connect with us online! Library Services staff are available for online chat help seven days a week. You can email the library any time at ask@springfield.libanswers.com.

Librarians and library staff are working both on campus and remotely. The best way to contact individual library staff members is via email; see the Library Staff Directory for contact information.

Research HelpRequest a virtual appointment with a reference librarian. Librarians are available to meet on Zoom, Google Hangouts, or by phone. 

Online Resources:  Library Services provides access to a wide variety of online resources, including full-text articles, ebooks, and streaming video. Start with Quick Search to explore library resources, use a specific database from the Database List, or find a Research Guide in your subject area.

Follow Library Services on Facebook or Instagram for more news and updates.

Physical Materials

The library’s physical collections, including print books and DVDs, are available for checkout to patrons on campus, in on-campus quarantine, and studying and working remotely. Library materials are available for standard borrowing periods during the summer.

On-campus patrons: To request physical items from the library collection, first locate available items using Quick Search and select "Place Hold (Springfield Campus Only)" to submit your request. Items that have been placed on hold will be available to pick up at the Information Desk in the Learning Commons. You will receive an email when your items are ready for pick up.

Remote Patrons: Items from the library collection can be shipped to you at home. Please submit your requests as Interlibrary Loans, following the instructions for remote patrons below.

Returning materials: On-campus patrons can return books and other library items using the Book Drop located in the entrance of the Learning Commons. Remote patrons should mail items back using the prepaid UPS return label included with your book delivery. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at libraryill@springfieldcollege.edu if you need to request a shipping label for your items.


Interlibrary Loan

All Interlibrary Loan services are available, though some services are on a reduced schedule. Requests for articles and book chapters will be delivered electronically to patrons' library accounts. Requests for physical items will be processed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

On-campus patrons: When submitting ILL requests, select "Springfield, MA" as your campus. ILL materials will be available to pick up at the Information Desk in the Learning Commons. If you leave campus with ILL books, please contact libraryill@springfieldcollege.edu to request a UPS shipping label to return the items.

Remote patrons:  Main campus students, faculty, and staff who are studying remotely should select "Remote" as their campus when submitting an ILL request. ROCE students should select their regional campus or "Online." Update your mailing address in the ILL request form if necessary. All items will be shipped to you via UPS 2nd Day Air with a prepaid UPS return label.

Please see the Interlibrary Loan page for more information, and contact our ILL staff at libraryill@springfieldcollege.edu with any questions.


Resources for Faculty

Library Services staff are here to support your teaching and remote instruction. Visit our guide to Putting Library Resources Online to find step-by-step instructions for adding library ebooks, streaming video, and articles to Brightspace. Consult our Copyright Guide for information about copyright law and Fair Use.

Library Instruction: Reference librarians are available to provide remote library instruction and information literacy sessions. We can Zoom with your class, record videos, create research guides, and more. Please use our Library Instruction Request Form to schedule a class session, or contact your Liaison Librarian to customize an instruction session for your students.


College Archives

The reading room in the Archives and Special Collections remains closed to researchers at this time. The College Archivist, Jeffrey Monseau, is available to help students and faculty with research and resources. Please contact jmonseau@springfieldcollege.edu directly with any questions.

Over 30,000 items are available in the Springfield College Digital Collections, including digitized photographs, documents, hand-written text and correspondence, yearbooks, student newspapers, and audio and video files from our extensive collections.