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Lesley University Library Remote Services Guide

Welcome!

Welcome to your Lesley Library Remote Services Guide!  As we rollout more in-person services we will continue to offer our robust array of remote services, including virtual library reference services and research help.  Scroll down for updated info on all of our services and resources and how to access them.

Whether you're studying and creating on campus or from home this year, we've got your back!

Accessing Materials

Search for electronic materials you can access anywhere, and physical materials you can schedule for pick-up, using the @LL Search bar on the library homepage: research.lesley.edu

Instructions for Linking to Electronic Materials:

Click on the title of a resource in your search results to view the full record. Click the Permalink button on the right-hand side and copy that link that pops up (links copied from the URL bar at the top will not work for others even if they work for you).

Instructions for Requesting New Materials:

To request an addition to our collections for consideration, you may use our Resource Request form. We prioritize e-books and streaming media for course materials, and can even purchase electronic versions of current print holdings.

Instructions for Picking Up Physical Materials:

Moriarty Library will be open from 10-6, Monday through Thursday for community members already approved to return to campus. Pickup appointments are available for all other members of the Lesley community for Sherrill and Moriarty materials. Please email asklib@lesley.edu to make an appointment.

Instructions for Returning Materials: 

Checked out materials can be returned in the Library book drops outside of Sherrill Hall, Moriarty Library, and UHALL 3rd floor. Overdue fines will not accrue on Lesley materials this semester. Please start to return any books you are no longer using if you can, and if you want to keep them for longer or cannot return them right now, please email us at asklib@lesley.edu.

Library Building Access

In this initial 3 week Spring Reopening Phase: Select in-person services are available to community members already approved to return to campus.

Moriarty Library will be open (no appointment necessary) Monday through Thursday 10a-6p; for appointments outside of those hours, e-mail moriartylibrary@lesley.edu. Hours are subject to change, so please refer back to this page or the library homepage for updated hours before making a special trip in.

Sherrill Library will be available by appointment until the next phase of the University's phased return; for appointments e-mail libcirc@lesley.edu

Alumni & Community Visitors:

Due to the University’s visitor policy this semester, alumni and community members will not have access to the libraries during this time. We’d like to redirect community users to your local public branch libraries for any immediate needs, as we are still loaning our materials through mail and state van transit to other libraries. We look forward to being able to serve you again soon.

Library Instruction & Reference

Ask Us Reference Services:

We will continue to provide the same high level of service for our reference services including live chat and virtual reference consultations.

Visiting Library Instruction & Faculty Consultation

Librarians will work with faculty to determine the best format and delivery model for instructional sessions.

And we will continue to be available through our chat and Ask Us! Service via email, and for research consultations. We are also revamping our help portal for improved 24/7 self-help guides and FAQ.

  • Librarians will work with faculty to determine the best format and delivery model for instructional sessions. 
  • To start a request for a teaching session, please click here
  • Micki Harrington continues to teach all LA+D library classes; Abby Mancini is the direct contact for all other library classes
  • Librarians will continue to be available through our chat and Ask Us! Service via email, and for research consultations. We are also revamping our help portal for improved 24/7 assistance.