The right side of the floor is the Reference area. Please be sure to browse this area and take the time to sit down and look at these books! This area is a good source of primary sources, large format, almanacs, etc. Even though you cannot take out these books, you are welcome to take them anywhere in the library. Also, you can take pictures, make copies or take notes!
The left side of the floor is the Non-Fiction area. Here you will find cookbooks, biographies, histories, etc. These books can be checked out.
There is also available in both areas: Spanish, large-print, oversized books.
As always, if you have any questions, please ask a staff member or call the Reference Desk at (413) 420-8106.
Reference librarians are available to provide guidance in every aspect of the research process. Reference librarians can help you:
The Reference Collection is located on the 4th floor (right side, just beyond the reference desk). Reference books are useful for locating:
Resources found in the Reference Collection include dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, handbooks, bibliographies, indexes, and other reference books in all subject areas. Reference books are non-circulating, which means they cannot be checked out.
The library also has an extensive e-reference collection with full-text reference books available online. Browse several articles and references through the Gale Databases:
Also available on the fourth floor are computers, quiet study rooms and study tables. There is public wi-fi access throughout the building.