The library staff helps you find information in the library and online. You may borrow materials, check out a museum pass, get research assistance, study in a quiet space, work on a group project, or store your laptop in a locker while you go to lunch.
Borrow books, videos, and teaching resources at Sherrill and AIB libraries. Bring your Lesley ID to either Sherrill or the College of Art and Design Library to set up your library account.
Faculty place materials on reserve at the Circulation Desks for you to borrow for short-term use, enabling more people to share a necessary title. Some course readings are available online as e-reserves. For details, see the Reserves Guide.
If you need a book, book chapter, article or video that the library does not own, request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
If you need help narrowing your topic, searching for articles or books, or formatting your citations, ask for reference help, or Ask-A-Librarian.
Librarians collaborate with faculty to support the library collections and research needs of each academic department across the university. The library staff welcomes faculty suggestions for additions to the collections. Contact your Library Liaison for more information.
Library staff members teach students how to find and evaluate resources for creative projects and course assignments. Sessions are tailored to the individual course or program and may feature visual literacy, information literacy or media literacy. Contact an instruction librarian for more information.
Students taking courses off-campus or online can access the library's resources and services remotely through the myLesley portal.
A variety of library services are available after you graduate. Contact the Alumni Relations Office about these and other university privileges.
Discounted passes to area museums include the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Children's Museum, the Aquarium and more. Ask at the College of Art and Design Library (617.585.6670) or the Sherrill Library (617.349.8850).
Individual study carrels, group study rooms, and lockers are available on a limited basis at the Sherrill Library. To reserve or make arrangements, come to the Sherrill circulation desk (617.349.8850).
Printers, copiers and scanners are available in both Sherrill and College of Art and Design libraries. Charges for printing and copying are paid using CashLynx on your Lesley Card.
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