For Alumnae/i

An alumnae/i card is required to borrow Beatley Library material. It may be obtained from the Office of Alumnae/i Relations & Annual Giving:

[email protected]
M-402 (School of Management and Academic Building)

Visiting the Library

Alumnae/i are welcome to visit the Library. Appointments are recommended for research inquiries. Please email the Service Desk to make an appointment.

University Archives

Visit the Simmons University Archives to learn more about the history of the University. The Archives collects official records, photographs, memorabilia, publications, manuscripts, and other materials that document the history of the University. The Archives welcomes all alumnae/i with their questions about University events, course descriptions, or requests for photographs or other materials. The University Archives is located on Level 2 of the Library and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30; please contact the Archives at 617-521-2441 or [email protected] to make an appointment.


Alumnae/i must present an Alumnae/i card to check out materials. A Simmons Library barcode will be placed on the card. Please contact the Service Desk at [email protected] or 617-521-2780 with questions about borrowing, renewing, and returning Library materials.

Checkout Location

Library materials may be checked out at the Service Desk on Level 1.

Loan Periods & Overdues

  • Books: 28 days with 3 renewals
  • Popular Reading: 28 days with 3 renewals
  • DVDs and VHS Cassettes: 7 days with 1 renewal
  • Audio CDs: 7 days with 3 renewals

Overdue Materials

The Library emails reminder notices for overdue items. When an item is 45 days overdue, an additional replacement charge will be billed to your Library account.

Renewing & Returning

To renew items, please contact the Service Desk at 617-521-2780 or [email protected]. Items that other Library users have requested and other high-demand items are unavailable for renewal.


Items may be returned:

  • To the Service Desk
  • To the book drop in Lefavour Hall, Level G (across from the restrooms)
  • By mail to:
    Library Service Desk
    Simmons University
    300 The Fenway
    Boston, MA 02115


Alumnae/i may access Simmons e-resources in the Library. Remote access is not available to alums due to licensing restrictions.

Please see your local public library for remote access to e-resources. The Boston Public Library also provides remote access to e-resources for all Massachusetts residents.

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