Frequently Asked Questions




Where are the Quincy College Libraries located?

The Quincy College Anselmo library is located on the 3rd floor of Presidents Place, room 347. The Plymouth Krovitz Library is located at 36 Cordage Park Suite 228 in Plymouth.


Are food and drinks allowed in the library?

No, food is not allowed in the Quincy College libraries. Drinks are allowed if they are covered.


How do I get a library card?

Your Quincy College picture ID card acts as your library card.


What do I need to check out a book?

In order to check out books from the library’s circulating collection, you must have a valid Quincy College picture ID.


Is my class textbook available in the library?

Required textbooks for most classes are at the library circulation desk. Other course materials set aside at the request of instructors for course use are also held at the front desk. Reserve materials are limited to library use on a two hour basis. Valid Quincy College Photo ID is required.


How many books may I borrow?

Patrons may borrow up to 5 books at a time.


How long do books circulate for?

Books circulate for two weeks and may be renewed for one additional week. Books must be returned to the Circulation Desk during regular library hours, or can be placed in the book drop boxes when the library is closed.


Will I be charged if my books are overdue?


Item Fine
Overdue book items $.10 per day, per item ($10.00 Maximum)
Overdue AV items $.25 per day, per item ($10.00 Maximum)
Overdue ILL items $1.00 per day, per item (No Maximum)
Lost items Cost of item, plus $10.00 processing fee

How do I pay for lost items or overdue fines?

Visit the circulation desk at the Quincy Anselmo library desk to pay for lost items or overdue fines.


How do I search for materials?

Library users can search the web-based catalog to locate print and non-print materials in the Quincy College Library Collection. The online catalog is accessible from any computer with internet access. The catalog can be accessed from the library homepage at www.quincycollegelibrary.org.


How do I renew my materials?

You can renew your materials by coming into either the Quincy Anselmo library or the Plymouth Krovitz library circulation desks or by calling 617-984-1680.


Am I able to access the library’s resources remotely?

All of the Library’s electronic books and research databases are available from off campus. Current Quincy College students can contact the library at help@quincycollegelibrary.org or at 617-984-1680 for log in information. Log in information is also available through the Library page on the QC portal.


How do I search for journal articles?

The library's current print collection consists of over 140 journals and magazines in all subject areas. Items from the print collection do not circulate. Library users may make photocopies of articles at $.10 a page. The library also subscribes to several online journal article databases which hold thousands of full-text articles. Ask a librarian for more assistance.


Am I able to borrow books from other libraries?

If you are a Quincy College student, instructor, or staff member and you need a book or an article that our library does not have, we might be able to get it for you. Through our Interlibrary Loan Service we work with thousands of libraries nationwide, so you will have access to more information resources. Keep in mind that this service can take anywhere from one to six weeks, so you need to plan ahead.


To make an Interlibrary Loan request, you must provide us with the exact information about the book or article you need. Remember - this service is for specific titles, not specific topics. If you are looking for help finding research on a topic, see a librarian; if you need a certain book or article and have made certain Quincy College does not own it, then fill out the appropriate Interlibrary Loan request form and we'll do the rest.


Can I make photocopies?

Two copy machines are available at the Anselmo library for library users. Photocopies are $.10 per page. Machines accept coins and bills. At the Plymouth campus, a photocopier is available in the student lounge. Copyright Law applies.


How can I print?

When you click print from any computer lab or printing station on campus, a box will appear asking for your username and password. This is the same log in information that you use to access the portal. Your username is your student ID number and your password is the last four digits of your social security number.


How can I get help with citing my sources?

You can visit the Citation Help page found on the library website. Here you can access the Library’s MLA and APA style guides, links to helpful citation websites, and access to EasyBib citation creator.


How do I evaluate web resources?

When using resources that you find on the web, it is important to evaluate those sources. Visit the Evaluating Information page on the Quincy College Libraries homepage.


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