Skip to main content

Access Services Department Policies

This guide includes all Acces Services policies.

Access Services Department

The Acess Services Department, located on the main floor of the McQuade Library, is responsible for managing circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and the patron database.

Please read below and use the links on the left to learn more about our policies.


The McQuade Library staff maintains a strict standard of confidentiality. The staff will not, under any circumstances, provide information about a patron to anyone other than library staff. This information includes, but is not limited to, the following: contact information, social security or identification numbers, and/or items borrowed.

Access Services Department Authority

The Access Services Department has no authority over Zime, Information Technology Services, the second floor computer lab, auditorium, Media Center, private faculty offices, or Academic Support Services (including the writing, math, and study centers). Questions or concerns regarding these areas of the library building should be directed to the appropriate department.

Patrons interested in reserving the seminar rooms in the library for multiple sessions must contact Conference and Events. Seminar room availability is on a first come, first reserve basis.

Patrons interested in reserving the 1st floor library conference room must make their reservation through Conference and Events.

The George I. Alden Trust Information Literacy Classroom, located on the third floor of the McQuade Library, is primarily for teaching purposes. Merrimack College faculty, staff, or administration wishing to utilize the classroom must contact the Provost's Office to verify room availability. Prior to reserving the classroom, faculty, staff, or administration must be knowledgeable in the use of Smart Classroom Technology. If training is needed, instructors must contact the Information and Technology Services Department to schedule a training session.