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Answered By: Lisa Sotak
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2016     Views: 80

Springfield College Library Services strives to make all of its resources and services available to students, faculty, and staff at all Springfield College campuses. Services available to our regional patrons include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Research help: Reference librarians are available and eager to help you find the information you need. Just Ask the Library. Among other things, we can help you get started by suggesting good ways to find journal articles, books, statistics, and other types of information related to the topic you are working on.
     
  • Library materials: Regional campus students may request library books, copies of journal articles, theses, and dissertations from the library. We will e-mail articles to your Springfield College e-mail address when possible. Otherwise, we will mail articles to you. Books and videos will be mailed to you; you will need to mail books and videos back to us when they are due. (Copies of articles are yours to keep.) 
     
  • Databases, electronic journals, and e-books: All of the library's electronic resources--including databases for research, online journals, and ebooks (books that can be read entirely online)--are available for your use from any computer with internet access, whether in your home, office, or at school. When prompted, you just need to log in using your Springfield College email username and password. Please contact us if you have problems accessing our electronic resources.
     
  • Library instruction: Librarians in Springfield work closely with faculty at the regional campuses to set up library instruction sessions via videoconference. This interactive technology allows a librarian in Springfield to "join" your classroom, ask and answer questions, and work together with professors and students to help you with finding and evaluating information. Faculty who are interested in setting up a library instruction session via videoconference are requested to submit a class request prior to registration.

For more information about the library services available for campuses beyond Springfield, please contact Amedeo DeCara, Reference/Distance Learning Librarian, at (413) 748-3504;  (800) 730-5279; or adecara@springfieldcollege.edu. You may also contact the Information Desk.