Q. How do I get books and articles from the Repository?


  • Five College faculty, staff, and students should request journal articles via Interlibrary Loan at their home institution. All others must request articles via the Interlibrary Loan services of their primary library.
  • You'll receive articles from journals, magazines, periodicals or serials as scanned PDFs.


  • Five College faculty, staff and students may request books directly through the Request Item function of the Five College Library Catalog. Material will be sent to the requestor’s home library via the Five College Library Courier.
  • Massachusetts state borrowers and patrons affiliated with other libraries outside of the Five Colleges should contact their local library to request the loan of materials held in the FCLRC collection via Interlibrary Loan.

On-Site Access - by appointment

All materials stored in the FCLRC facilities are also available for on-site use in the Reading Room with prior arrangement.

For more information see FCLRC: Access Instructions.

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