A wealth of knowledge and tools
The Wadsworth Library houses an impressive collection of information resources, study spaces, work stations and a computer lab—all of which are available to you in the service of meeting your academic and career goals. And our highly trained, dedicated staff is committed to ensuring that you receive one-on-one attention, enabling you to gain a lifelong understanding of how to access and use all mediums of information. Our tech savvy staff is available to you quickly by phone, email, text or live chat.
Information Literacy instruction
To help equip you with the knowledge to fulfill your academic promise in college and in your career, we have created a comprehensive Information Literacy instruction program. Efficiently and effectively accessing information from a wide span of traditional and multimedia channels begins immediately with your first year courses: First Year Seminar (CC101) and Composition and Literature II (EN 102). Following these courses, each degree program continues to build on Information Literacy with select research-based courses, as designated in an Information Literacy Action Plan. The library also invites faculty members to arrange instructional sessions for specific courses or assignments with our reference librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Space to work
For your convenience, Wadsworth offers 12 personal work stations, a 25-seat computer lab with a SMARTboard, and three study rooms that feature media display technology that may be reserved for group use. The library’s copy center provides color copies, faxing and scanning services. Printing can be done from all computers.
Wadsworth Library also provides you course reserve books, which, if necessary, allows you the temporary use of available textbooks. The library invites instructors to place course-related material on reserve, including books, articles, videos, DVDs and audio recordings. You may check out reserve materials at the circulation desk with your library card for two hours of in-library use or per instructor’s instructions. To determine reserve availability, search our online catalog by course name, number, or professor’s name; use the drop down menu to the left of the search box.
Get books and articles from other libraries
Wadsworth also provides Inter-library Loan (ILL) services for materials outside of the Minuteman Library Network. To request an item, please email the librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use this form to include all of the information needed to fulfill your request. You also may make these requests in person at the library.
Take advantage of Mount Ida’s convenient location and join the one million people a year from Boston and around the world who visit one of Boston’s best adventures, the Museum of Fine Art (MFA). With its recent expansion and renovation, the MFA is the place to encounter even more diverse and thought provoking collections of art. Through our university membership, you and your fellow students get the benefit of free admission to the MFA with a valid student ID, including special exhibits. Wadsworth also circulates four admissions passes to the MFA. What are you waiting for? Go to the MFA, bring a fellow Mustang and explore.