Library FAQ

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.

Can I bring food and drinks into the library?
Food is not allowed in the Quincy College Libraries. Drinks are allowed if they are covered.

Why are drinks allowed and not food?
Food leaves crumbs which lead to mice and bugs, and while we here at Quincy College Libraries can appreciate the part those critters play in our ecosystem, they don’t belong in the library.

Why do I have to scan the front barcode of my Quincy College ID when I enter and exit the library?
Firstly, as Quincy College Students you pay for the resources made available to members of the college community, and the library is one of those resources. It also helps us figure out how long students spend in the library, what types of library resources they use, and other data to help us provide a better library experience.

How do I get a library card?
Your Quincy College picture ID card acts as your library card as well. It should have a barcode on the back which identifies you as a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN).

All I need to check out a book is my Quincy College ID?
That is correct.

I have no barcode on the back of my ID card.
If your card does not have a bar-code on the back Resource Officers office on either campus can print out a new card.

Is my class textbook available in the library?
Yes! One copy of all required textbooks are available at each library. Other materials set aside at the request of instructors for their courses (such as recommended reading) are also available. Reserve materials are for use inside the library only. Since many times there are multiple students trying to use the course textbooks, we only check them out for two hours at a time. Your valid Quincy College Photo ID is required.

How many books may I borrow?
You may borrow up to 5 non-reserve books at a time.

How long can I check out a book?
Textbooks are only lent out on a two-hour basis for in-library use. The rest of our books are part of our Circulating Collection. Those books can be checked out 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 box on Quincy campus when the library is closed.

Will I be charged if my books are overdue?
The short answer is “yes.” For more details, the chart below is an excellent guide. It should be noted that these fines can be avoided if you renew your book(s) before they 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 main desk at either library to pay for lost items or overdue fines.

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 (Quincy) or 617-784-1715 (Plymouth).

How do I search for materials?
Library users can search our collection online to locate books and e-books with the Quincy College Library online catalog. The online catalog is accessible from any computer with internet access. It can be accessed from the library homepage at www.quincycollegelibrary.org.

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. If challenged to log in, do so using your QC portal login information. Current Quincy College students can contact the library at help@quincycollegelibrary.org.

How do I search for journal articles?
The library subscribes to several online journal article databases which hold thousands of full-text articles. These can be accessed using the library’s website. Handouts and online guides are available on how to use these databases. Ask a librarian for more assistance. Each library also contains a small print journal collection. Items from the print collection do not circulate. Library users may make photocopies of articles at $.10 a page.

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 through other libraries in OCLN, or through our Interlibrary Loan Service. We work with thousands of libraries nationwide to provide 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 just need to provide us with the exact information about the book or article you are looking for. 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 hallway outside the library. Copyright laws apply.

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 know if I’ve found good sources for my paper/project?
When using resources that you find on the web, it is important to evaluate those sources. Take a look at the searching and evaluation guide. It is full of great guidelines to check your sources. Librarians are always available during business hours to provide assistance.