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Can I access the library research databases or borrow books if I am an MCLA alumni?

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During the Fall 2020 semester only current MCLA students, staff, and faculty may enter the library facility.


Library Resources for Massachusetts Residents

Massachusetts Libraries Web Site

Residents of Massachusetts can access online journal article databases, ebooks and audiobooks with their local public library card. They can also request materials from member libraries, which will be delivered to their home library to be picked up at their convenience.  MCLA's Freel Library is part of this interlibrary loan system and we loan our circulating materials to libraries all across Massachusetts. For information on accessing these resources, please contact your local library.  For more information on accessing these resources, check the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Statewide Databases FAQ page. Access to these resources in funded by local townS, the MBLC, the Massachusetts Library System and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Boston Public Library eResources

People who live, work or go to school in Massachusetts can sign up for an ecard which will allow them to remotely access additional digital resources, including ebooks, magazines, journals and newspapers, from the Boston Public Library.  To sign up for your ecard, go here. Your local public library card will not give you access to the Boston Public Library resources.

Library Resources for Residents of Other States

If you are not a resident of Massachusetts, we recommend that you contact your local public library. They will be able to direct you to any statewide resources in your state similar to those offered in Massachusetts.
Below are links to the state libraries in New England and New York.  If your state is not listed, Google the name of your state and "state library".

New Hampshire
New York State Library
Rhode Island - Office of Library and Information Services