McQuade Library Mission Statement
McQuade Library fosters the intellectual growth of the Merrimack community of lifelong learners and serves as a valuable center of information resources and customized instruction.
McQuade Library is an evolving center for learning, study and research. Rich in traditional print materials, media, and digital resources, it provides work spaces for groups as well as quiet corners for solitary study. Skilled and dedicated staff members are ready to assist students with anything from a simple article request to a full-scale research project, facilitating use of the broad-ranging collections both physical and virtual.
The McQuade Library is the academic center of Merrimack College. For most of the day the facility is open to the public. All are welcome to enter the building and use the facilities; however, priority for services will be given to Merrimack community members. During evening and overnight hours access is limited to Merrimack community members: which includes Merrimack students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Guests may be admitted if accompanied by a MackCard holder.
The Library has a number of rooms that may be reserved for classes, events, workshops or other activities. For information pertaining to general building use, contact the Operations Manager, Robert O'Brien, at x5311. Other campus departments that are housed within the library have their own policies related to their services. One should contact those departments for specific information. The Library is open to the public with directional information located in the front lobby area. Operating hours vary depending upon semester, holiday and summer schedules. The main number 978.837.5215 is updated with current operating schedules.
The operating hours of the building follow the college calendar. The goal is to be open at times that accommodate the majority of students.
During the Academic semester, the operating hours for all are:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 A.M. – midnight
Friday 7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 10:00 A.M. – midnight
Extended Evening Hours for MackCard holders only are:
Sunday-Thursday 12midnight — 7:30AM
Friday 5PM — 12midnight
Saturday 5PM — 12midnight
During Summer Session, the library summer operating hours are:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday CLOSED
Holiday hours: During the academic year, the library will be open for Monday holidays. However, the hours may be changed from regularly scheduled hours. Consult the Hours page on the library website for the most current information.
In case of inclement weather:
Call the Campus Weather Emergency number 978-837-5700 in the event of extreme winter weather.
If the recording states "Merrimack College is closed" all classes are cancelled, and offices throughout the campus are closed, including the library.