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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.


The McQuade Library is the academic center of Merrimack College. For much of the day the facility is open to the public; however, priority for services will be given to Merrimack community members. Non-Merrimack community members are welcome to use the library until midnight every night of the week during most parts of the semester. Registration is not required, but you must be be willing to show an ID, and you may be asked to leave during busy periods in our semester. After midnight, access is limited to MACKcard holders (and their registered guests) only.

Other campus departments that are housed within the library have their own policies related to their services. You should contact those departments for specific information. 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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