The MCPHS Library is committed to continuing our support of the community’s research, learning, and teaching endeavors. As many course are now fully online, our goal is to maximize the electronic accessibility of our resources and provide virtual research and digital learning support. From quick questions to in-depth research, we’ll help get you started or connect you to the librarian with the right expertise.
We are available to answer questions via the online chat service. You can also email us to request an appointment via video-chat with a librarian. We can provide guided online tours of any of our online resources, searching strategies, citation managers, and a wide variety of other topics. We can also help faculty with teaching online using library resources such as ebooks and digital collections.
|8am - 11pm||Monday - Thursday|
|8am - 9pm||Friday|
|9am - 7pm||Saturday|
|10am - 11pm||Sunday|
Anyone who has permission to be on campus on a specific day (including students who live in dorms on MCPHS's campus) may use library spaces. Library spaces are not currently open to members of the public.
You do not need to make a reservation to study in the a library space.
Along with other study spaces, the libraries on all three campuses have been de-densified to meet social distancing recommendations and are open for study. The libraries will be open during the following times:
|7am - 10pm||Monday - Friday|
|8am - 8pm||Saturday - Sunday|
Please note, the libraries will be closed for cleaning and sanitizing every day.
At this time the libraries are not circulating (lending) physical items. This is based on current professional guidelines about the attenuation period of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on library materials.
Even though there are printers in the Library, the printing services on campus are managed by Information Services (the Help Desk), not the MCPHS Library. Because of COVID-19, Information Services has restricted printing services to only students who are enrolled in on-campus and hybrid programs. This is to help reduce the risks associated with public access computers, standing in line at printers, and using shared print release stations.
For more in-depth tech support, please contact Information Services (the Help Desk).
The library will continue to fulfill your article requests as promptly as possible. In most cases, you're able to place an ILL request directly in our databases and then the articles are sent directly to your MCPHS email account by our ILL team. At this time, we are not able to borrow physical items, but we are closely following the professional practices to determine when to resume that aspect of the service. Explore our Interlibrary Loan page to learn more about to use this service.
Please note: we cannot get textbooks through Interlibrary Loan.
This semester there will only be online course reserve materials, no physical reserve items will be available at any library. You can browse the ebooks available for each course on the guide below.
This change is being made to prioritize the health and safety of our students. Current guidelines for the handling of print material recommend items to be quarantined for over 24 hours between use, effectively rendering a library reserve service inoperable. Additionally, online reserve materials are available to all students, regardless of if you chose a hybrid or fully online academic program for the fall 2020 semester.
It’s also important for you to know that there are instances when publishers do not allow libraries to purchase electronic copies and instead only allow individual purchases. If your required text is not available through the library, please check with the campus bookstore for purchase and rental options.
Media Production will continue offering services, although somewhat reduced given the reduced number of staff on campus, although any services that can be offered remotely will continue largely unaffected. To schedule a consultation, submit a request, or to borrow equipment contact firstname.lastname@example.org.