Frequently Asked Questions About Borrowing/Renewing Materials

Who can borrow materials from the MacPháidín Library?

  • Stonehill students, employees and faculty with valid Hillcard

  • Students and faculty from: Bridgewater State U., UMass Dartmouth, Wheaton College, with a valid ID

  • Alumni

  • For other categories see Visitor Information or contact the Circulation Desk, 508-565-1313

What can be borrowed from the library?

  • Most books, DVDs, CDs and videocassettes may be borrowed

  • Items that must be used IN the library:   

    • Reference books

    • Reserve materials

    • Journals

    • Newspapers

    • Special collections

How do I borrow materials from the library?

  • Bring the item(s) to the Circulation Desk, located  on your right when leaving the building

  • Present your Hillcard and the item(s) to the staff person

How do I renew a book?

  • Go to Your Library Account to check due dates and renew items OR

  • Call the Circulation Desk at (508-565-1313) OR

  • Stop by the Circulation Desk, with or without the item

  • Senior year students who need materials for an extended time may inquire at the Circulation Desk

  • Please be aware that if another patron has requested the item that you want to renew, you will not be allowed to renew the item

  • Students may only renew items 3 times

How can I see what items I have checked out?

  • Go to Your Library Account

  • Type in your name and barcode number from your ID. You must type in your name exactly as it appears on your ID. As for your barcode number, you want to type in the 14 digits that are sandwiched by the A and B. For example, the number on your ID may read A27689000000000B. However, you only want to type in 27689000000000.

  • If you have any difficulties, please call the Circulation Desk at 508-565-1313

  • Click on the Display record for person named above button. If you have any items checked out, there will be a button that displays the message "X item(s) currently checked out." Click on this button to see what items you currently have checked out.


Can I borrow items that the library does not own?

  • Materials from other libraries may be borrowed using Interlibrary Loan

  • Books, Dvds, CDs, and other types of materials may be available for loan

  • Copies of articles may be delivered electronically

  • You must have an ILLiad account to use interlibrary loan

Can I ask the library to buy an item?

  • Yes. Members of the Stonehill community, including students, faculty and employees may submit requests for purchase

  • To make a request, please visit Ordering Materials.

  • The Library reviews all requests, but cannot guarantee that all items requested will be purchased. Decisions are made based on budget and whether or not requested materials support our Collection Development policies.