Account Access Restored

Our online catalog has been upgraded and access to all functions has been restored.

If you encounter any issues, please email us at

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No Library Account Access 8/19/14

Access to your library account will not be available throughout the day Tuesday August 19th, as our online catalog system is being upgraded.

Remote access, catalog searching, and other features will remain functional throughout the process.

Please email if you have any questions.

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We’re Hiring Student Workers

McQuade Library is currently hiring student workers for the fall.  Interested students should log in to Advantage to apply.  You can find us using post id# 2203.

Job Title: Library Student Assistant

Department: Access Services

Job Description: Library Student Assistants play a vital role in the daily operations of the Access Services Department by covering the front desk, providing superior customer service to the library’s patrons, opening and/or closing the library, performing checkout procedures for all library materials, shelving new and returned materials, interacting with a variety of library patrons (both in person and on the phone), retrieving books and photocopying articles, and performing other tasks as assigned.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Questions about this position can be directed to

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Check Out Our New Brochure

We just finished updating our brochure for the upcoming academic year.

Preview it below, download a copy, or come by the Help Desk next week to pick one up!

Library Brochure 2014 - Side 1

Side 1

Library Brochure 2014 - Side 2

Side 2

Download a PDF copy: Library Brochure 2014

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NEW Summer Reads!

We’ve added some new bestsellers and noteworthy books to our collection.

Preview them below or take a look at all the Hot Titles we currently have by visiting our Reading for Fun guide!

Follow McQuade Library’s board Hot Titles – July 2014 on Pinterest.

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Welcome Michaela!


Michaela Keating, Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication

Please join the library staff in welcoming our newest member, Michaela Keating, to campus!

Michaela began working at McQuade Library on July 1 as the Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication.  In this capacity, she will be overseeing the library’s digital repository, Merrimack ScholarWorks.  She will also be working closely with students, faculty, and staff while teaching library workshops and staffing the Research Center.

Learn more about Michaela below and feel free to stop by the Research Center to say hi!

1. What is your favorite movie?
It’s a tie between John Carpenter’s The Thing and Jaws

2. What is the last great book you read?
Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys

3. What is the song you play most often?
Overkill by Motörhead

4. What is one thing that may surprise your colleagues?
I’m pretty sure the Motörhead just gave it away, but my go-to music genre is metal (especially doom metal).

5. When are you in the Research Center?
Sunday 2pm-10pm, Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm

6. What is your contact information?

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Transportation Jeopardy


Photo by Kevin Salemme, Director of Media and Instructional Services

On July 9, McQuade Library hosted two exciting rounds of Transportation Jeopardy with the students from this year’s Summer Transportation Institute.

Host and organizer Joseph St. Germain, Reference/Access Associate, quizzed students on a variety of topics including bridges, space travel, and library services.

Chris Condon, Head of Access Services, Janet Graham, ERC and Technical Services Coordinator, and Chris Coflan, Acquisitions and Serials Specialist, and Lisa Vasallo, Student Library Assistant, helped ensure the event ran smoothly and that fun was had by all participants.

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Fourth of July Hours

Fourth of July is approaching. The library closes at 10:00pm on Wednesday 7/2/14 and reopens Monday 7/7/14 at 8:30am. Enjoy the holiday!

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Welcome Class of 2018!

Picture of Banner Students at Library

Class of 2018 students enjoy a “relaxation station” at McQuade during orientation!

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New Billing Policy Effective 7/1/14

In order to ensure that all patrons have equal access to library items, the library will be changing our billing policy as of 7/1/14. The change will apply to all existing or future loans.

As of 7/1/14, a non-refundable library fine of at least $50.00 per item will be charged through the college bursar for any library item that reaches 49 days overdue.  In order to assure patrons have adequate notice of this consequence, they will receive a reminder notice shortly before the item is due, three overdue notices after the due date, and one bill notice seven days before the charge is applied.  Returning the item any time before the bill is issued will prevent the charge from being levied. Once it has been charged, the fee will not be refunded, whether the item is returned or not.

Questions concerning this policy can be directed to or 978-837-5215.

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