Accessing Library Resources
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Research Assistance and Support from off-campus
At any point, whether on or off-campus, use our Ask A Librarian service to request assistance. You may either reach us via chat or via email.
For more information on services that support Remote Learning, see Studying Away
Faculty members may appoint students and others who assist them to be their proxy borrowers. Proxies can check out materials and request interlibrary loans on behalf of faculty. Faculty are responsible for all materials checked out on their behalf by proxies.
To assign a proxy, fill out the Designate a proxy online form.
If you have any questions about this service, contact that Circulation Desk at Sawyer Library: 413-597-2501.
In support of faculty research, the library is a member of regional, national and international consortia that enable us to provide access to materials and negotiate subscriptions to databases.
In addition to the resources available through these membership based services, Williams librarians support the use of freely available collections such as the Digital Public Library of America, the Internet Archive, the Library of Congress Digital Collections, and Europeana. These platforms of digitized materials cover the widest range of disciplines. To learn more about discipline-specific portals of digitized materials, faculty may reach out to their departmental librarian liaison, or to the Special Collections librarians.
If there are other memberships or digitized collections that you would like the library to consider to support faculty research, please reach out to Research Services.