Catalogue 2019 - 2020

D’Amour Library

The D’Amour Library, which opened in 1983 and was expanded in 2005, offers users an inviting atmosphere for research and group and individual study. The library houses a collection of over 115,000 book, journal, and media titles and provides access to over 220,000 online periodical, monograph, and media titles via electronic databases and subscriptions. In addition to its collections of materials that support the curricula of the University, the library has 60 public computers located throughout the building’s three floors that provide access to the Internet and to a variety of software applications. The library is also home to three computer classrooms including the Business Analytics Center constructed in 2016. These classrooms provide access to 81 computers when not in use for teaching. The campus wireless network is accessible throughout the library. There is abundant study space in the library. In addition to individual and group tables and soft seating, there are several individual study rooms as well as a number of group rooms for collaborative projects. The lower level offers a late night 38-seat computer lab and open study area to students on a daily basis throughout the year.

The library provides on-campus and off-campus access to its online catalog, WILDPAC, and to its numerous web-based resources through its website at WILDPAC lists the holdings of both libraries on campus, the D’Amour Library and the Law Library, while also providing links to many of the other online library catalogs in the area. Other resources available from the library’s website include JSTOR, Project Muse, IBISWorld, Compendex, Lexicomp Academic, and several databases from EBSCOhost and Gale Cengage. Many of these online information resources provide the full text of indexed materials. Articles from the databases and from other online resources may be printed in the library at one of the seven available network printers. Off-campus access to many of the online databases is limited to users affiliated with Western New England University.

The library’s professional staff offers a full range of information services. Information literacy classes are offered by instruction librarians at the request of faculty to support research and writing assignments in their disciplines as well as to fulfill the general university information literacy requirement. In addition to formal instruction, librarians also provide reference assistance 62 hours per week, including weeknights and Sundays, during the academic year. Longer, individual reference appointments may be scheduled for more in-depth research.

The library is open seven days a week during the academic year. Holidays, summer hours, and exception days are posted in the library and on the library’s website. Internet access to the library’s online databases is available 24 hours a day for authorized users.