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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Director's Welcome

"Tiny, but able" -- this is how I describe our library to faculty who are encountering us for the first time. It's true: we do not have the resources of a large research library. That said, we DO strive (with your help) to build a collection worthy of the Marlboro curriculum. Our 75,000 volume collection is built largely by the faculty, each of whom receives an annual library budget to purchase materials to support teaching and study. Our online resources are carefully selected to allow your students to discover and access the best scholarly information available.

When resources beyond those available locally are needed, we bring them to you (via Interlibrary Loan) -- or, we bring you to them (via regular van trips to the UMass Amherst Libraries, where Marlboro faculty enjoy borrowing privileges, and where faculty and students can access UMass's electronic resources on site).

We also offer things that you won't find at a bigger research library: a building that is open 24/7; a deeper level of intimacy with your work and your students' research; and top-notch staff members who possess the agility and willingness to help you and your students harness and use scholarly information in the ways that work best for you.

The pages in this guide outline the resources and services available to Marlboro College faculty. We welcome questions and suggestions: contact information for the library is in the box at the right, and you can also find individual contact information for individual library staff under the "Meet Our Staff" tab, above. I invite comments and feedback about all aspects of the library: contact me directly at or (802) 451-7577 (x577 on campus).

Emily Alling
Library Director



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