Find and Borrow
The Simmons Library supports the academic needs of Simmons University students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i and guests by connecting Library users to the discovery and thoughtful use of informational resources.
Library Services Guide
The Library continues to support students and faculty while we teach and learn remotely. Check out the Library Services Guide for the latest on how to access library materials, get support from a librarian, and more.
Books, media, journal articles, and other materials required for coursework can be placed in the Course Reserve Collection by instructors and found by students through the Course Reserves website.
Search the Library Catalog for books, ebooks, and videos in the Library collection. Search by title, author name, subject, call number, or ISBN/ISSN. Use the Advanced Search feature to refine your search results.
Search for a journal by title, subject, or ISSN, or browse a list of popular subjects to see if the Library owns it.
The Simmons University Library provides over 120 databases that enable discovery of articles, books, statistics, and other information.
Password Protected Journals and Databases
Log in using your Simmons account to access password protected resources.
Borrow and Renew
Find information about our loan periods and renewal process.
Materials for teaching or research that the library does not own may be available from another library. Log in to the ILL system to place a request. Eligible ILL materials can also be renewed in the ILL system.
Materials at Other Libraries
If an item is not available at the Simmons University Library, there are several ways to find and borrow it from another library.
Request a Purchase
Simmons University Library welcomes requests from members of the Simmons Community for books or other materials to be purchased for our collections. Requests will be evaluated for their appropriateness to the Library's collections.