Library Collection

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Library Collection

The Quincy College Libraries have a collection ranging from general to specialized print and non-print materials that support all programs of study. The Libraries employs the Library of Congress Classification and Subject Heading system with a unique call number assigned to each print and audiovisual material.

Circulation Collection

Books circulate for two weeks and may be renewed for one 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. To check out materials, library users must have a valid Quincy College Photo ID.

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

Reference Collection

Consists of guides, indexes, directories, handbooks, atlases, and other sources to locate specific facts or materials. Reference materials do not circulate.

Periodical Collection

The libraries 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 libraries also subscribes to several online journal article databases which hold thousands of full-text articles.

Reserve Material

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 tolibrary use on a two hour basis. Valid Quincy College Photo ID is required.

Audiovisual Collection

Telecourses, videotapes and dvds are available on a variety of subjects. Video materials circulate for a period of 3 days. Valid Quincy College Photo ID is required. Audiovisual equipment is available in the library for viewing.

Online Catalog(OPAC)

Library users can search the web-based catalog to locate print and non-print materials in the Quincy College Libraries Collection. The online catalog is accessible from any computer with internet access.

Periodical Collection

The catalog can be accessed from the library homepage at

Copy Machines

Two copy machines are available in the main library room for library users. Photocopies are $.10 per page. Copyright Law applies.

Learning Center

Quincy College's NiCastro Learning Center offers tutoring services and is located in Presidents Place, Room 508. Students who need tutoring should contact the Learning Center at 617-984-1664.

Tutoring services, are offered at the Plymouth campus in the Plymouth Learning Center. Students should contact 508-747-0400.

Computer Lab

Computers with internet access are available for library users with a valid Quincy College Photo ID. Printing is controlled by a print management system. Users must have valid login information to print. (username: student ID number password: last four digits of SSN). During busy times, priority is given to students using computers for coursework.