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For Distance & Online Students

Services

For Distance & Online Students

Establishing Library Support for Distance and Online Programs

For information on establishing Library support for a distance or online program, please contact Vivienne Piroli, Deputy Library Director, at vivienne.piroli@simmons.edu or 617-521-2752.

GSLIS West

Please see the GSLIS West Student Guide for more information.

For questions or problems with Library services for GSLIS West students, please contact:

Requesting Material from Simmons College Library

Books and Media

  • How to request: Find the item in the Library Catalog and click on the "Place Hold" button. Select "GSLIS West - Mt. Holyoke" as your pickup location.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be FedExed to you at your home, normally within two business days. Please be sure that your address is current in AARC.
  • How to return: Items may be returned to the Mount Holyoke Library Circulation Desk.

Articles from Print Periodicals

  • How to request: Place a request for the article using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. Be sure to indicate in the "Notes" field that you are a GSLIS West student; otherwise, your request may be canceled.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.
Requesting Material from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Books and Media

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Book" or "Media" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be FedExed to you at your home. Please be sure your address is current by clicking on "Update Contact Info" once you are logged in the Interlibrary Loan system.
  • How to return: Items may be returned to the Mount Holyoke Library Circulation Desk.

Articles

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also use the orange "Article Now!" button found in Simmons e-resources or "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.

Other Distance and Online Programs

These services are provided to students enrolled in distance or online programs, and do not include those enrolled in distance or online courses as part of an on-campus program.

For questions or problems with Library services for distance or online students, please contact us:

Requesting Material from Simmons College Library

Books and Media

  • How to request: Find the item in the Catalog and click on the "Place Hold" button. Select "Distance or Online Program" as your pickup location.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be mailed to you at your home, normally within two business days. Please be sure that your address is current in AARC.
  • How to return: Mail the item to:
    Simmons College Library Circulation
    300 The Fenway
    Boston MA 02115.

    Many libraries in Massachusetts will also return material belonging to other libraries; check with your local library to see if this is possible.

Articles from Print Periodicals

  • How to request: Place a request for the article using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. Be sure to indicate in the "Notes" field that you are a student in a distance learning program; otherwise, your request may be canceled.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.
Requesting Material from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Books and Media

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Book" or "Media" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: The item will be mailed to you at your home. Please be sure your address is current by clicking on "Update Contact Info" once you are logged in the Interlibrary Loan system.
  • How to return: Mail the item to:
    Simmons College Library Circulation
    300 The Fenway
    Boston MA 02115.

    Many libraries in Massachusetts will also return material belonging to other libraries; check with your local library to see if this is possible. If you choose to do this, you must ensure that your local library will send the item back to Simmons and not the library that owns the item.

Articles

  • How to request: Place a request using the Interlibrary Loan system. Use the "Article" request form and fill in as much citation information as possible. You can also use the orange "Article Now!" button found in Simmons e-resources or "Request via Interlibrary Loan" in WorldCat.
  • How it is delivered: You will be notified via email when the article is ready to access electronically as a PDF through your ILL account.
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