The library aims to support teaching and learning at Simon’s Rock, responding to the needs of our students by engaging with students and faculty through individual, in-depth services; teaching students to be proficient, ethical information seekers; facilitating equitable access to information resources; and providing welcoming spaces for intellectual discovery.
Please see our Library Service Updates for COVID-19.
The main desk at the library is where you can check out, renew, and return items from the collection. For detailed information about loan and renewal periods and other circulation privileges, see our Borrowing Policy.
At faculty request, we place books, DVDs, and other items on reserve in the library. Reserves can be checked out for four hours from the Circulation Desk. You can search for items on reserve in the Library Catalog. Electronic course materials are available via Moodle.
If you have any questions or need assistance, contact KellyAnne McGuire: firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-528-7356.
While we do all we can to make extensive research resources available to our students and faculty, you will probably not find every book and article you need in our collections and online resources. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) gives you to access materials from libraries across the country and around the world. Submit your request online and we’ll get it for you. Renewal of an ILL item can be requested, but is granted at the discretion of the lending library.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or call 413-528-7361.
Research is not always straightforward and navigating library collections and resources can sometimes be confusing. That’s why we’re here to help: reference services are available by email, telephone, and in person. We’ll try to answer any question you ask!
We want to make sure students have the skills required to find, analyze, and use information effectively and ethically, so we offer a variety of workshops to help develop those skills. From ‘proofreading parties’ to 30 minute clinics and lunchtime Tech Tools sessions, we try to fit our offerings to your needs.
In addition, faculty can request discipline-specific sessions for their courses, offered at the library or in their classroom. Contact Brian Mikesell: firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-528-7274.
We’re always willing to help, but there are some things you can do on your own: