General Contact Info
Check out items
Use your student ID to check out:
Valid IDs include those with stickers for current term from Westfield State University or one of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CLGS) including: American International College, Bay Path College, Elms College, HCC, Springfield City Library, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, & Western New England University.
|Item||Loan Period||Borrow up to||Renewals|
|Books (Stacks, ERC)||
|Popular (Reading, DVDs)||28 days||Unlimited||1|
|2 hours (In-library only)||1||0|
|2 hours||2 hours per day||0|
|To close (In-library only)||1||0|
Some items can only be used in the library, including laptops, chargers, reference materials, print periodicals, microfilm, and course reserves.
Renew your items
You can renew library items 3 times, as long as someone has not placed a hold or recall on it.
Login to your account to renew Ely Library items, or stop by the Circulation Desk. We do not allow renewals over the phone.
You can renew interlibrary loan materials if allowed by the lending library. Contact Suzanne Tiranno before the item due date.
Place a hold
You can use the "Place Hold" button in the library catalog to request an item be held for you at the Circulation Desk. You'll have 7 days to pick up your item.
If you need an item that is checked out, you can use the "Place Hold" button to have the item recalled. We will email you when it is ready to be picked up.
Overdue & lost items
We do not charge overdue fines for Ely Library items, but we encourage you to renew or return materials in a timely manner.
We charge $.25 per day for overdue interlibrary loan materials.
If you've misplaced an item, please let us know as soon as possible so we can discuss your options.
We will automatically mark an item as lost if it is more than 28 days overdue.
We typically charge the cost to replace an item plus a $15.00 nonrefundable processing fee. The replacement fee will be waived if the item is returned.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to borrow items if you owe fees to the library.
Pay your fees
We do not collect money in the library.
All library charges will be placed on your banner account and can be paid through Student Accounts.