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Services for Public Patrons

A guide to services available to persons not affiliated with the college.

Welcome to the McQuade Library

Welcome to the Services for Public Patrons LibGuide.

  • Use the links below to access general library information for public patrons.
  • Use the tabs on the left for more detailed information about library services.


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Call us anytime at 978-837-5215

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There are two PCs configured for use by persons not affiliated with the College located on the first floor near the front entrance.

Most, but not all, of our McQuade Library web-based resources are available for use there by walk-in patrons, but printing is not available.

All other computers in the library require authentication credentials for the Merrimack College network.

Limited wireless access is available on the "MCGuest" network.

Photo-copying is available with the purchase of a resuable guest access card at $.10/page, minimum purchase $1.00.


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.

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.

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