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Library Services

Open Access

The library's non-circulating collection is arranged in open stacks on four floors; all users of the library are welcome to browse and to work on all four levels.

Reference

Reference assistance is available by phone (413-458-0532), by e-mail (The Library), or in person. The reference desk is located on the lobby level across from the main entrance to the library and is staffed from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Photocopying

Black-and-white or color photocopies are available upon request for a fee, with mailing service or a next-day turnaround time for more than 10 pages.

Digital imaging

Digital imaging facilities are available for patrons needing scans or photographs of images for non-commercial uses. Patrons may use the scanners by appointment. Copystand digital photography and scanning may be provided on a fee-per-image basis. For appointments or information, e-mail Visual Resources or call 413-458-0512.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan service is available, free of charge, to:

  • Clark staff
  • Williams College faculty
  • Williams College students enrolled in graduate art courses
  • Visiting Scholars

ILL requests can be placed through the ILLiad online request service (account required).

If you qualify for interlibrary loan but do not have an ILLiad account, or if you forget your password, e-mail Interlibrary Loan or call 413-458-0532 for more information.

The Clark library is a member of OCLC, and of the SHARES library consortium. We will consider lending to non-SHARES libraries under the following conditions:

  • Items borrowed are strictly IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY. We charge $25/loan and $10/article, billable through IFM only.
  • Return items must be shipped by traceable carrier, packed in boxes.
  • The borrowing library takes full responsibility for the care and shipping of any item loaned, and for replacement or repair if the item is lost or damaged.

If you are a non-SHARES library and you are able to meet these conditions, you may place requests to CLART through ILLiad or through WorldCat Resource Sharing. We also accept requests via email, mail, and telephone.

Circulation

Library books may be checked out to offices and carrels through Millennium, the electronic circulation system. Graduate students, Williams faculty, and Clark staff with circulation barcodes may access their Millennium accounts to renew books, check holds/recalls, and keep track of what they have checked out.

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