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September 5 - December 22, 2017

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm



Leominster Campus RESEARCH HELP

Sept 12 - Dec 20      Room 123 (Student Success Center)

Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Library is CLOSED on these HOLIDAYS 

December 25, 2017 Christmas
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day
January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Day

What's New at the Library?



While you are in the library, you are expected to:

  • Speak quietly and respectfully
  • Silence your phones and take calls outside
  • Use headphones with all electronics at a volume only you can hear
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Keep food to a minimum–snacks and covered drinks only
  • Protect your personal belongings
  • Follow STUDY ZONE guidelines

Thank you!


The LaChance Library endorses the following statements of policy:




The mission of the LaChance Library is to support scholarship, student development and success, and civic engagement by providing students, faculty, staff and the extended community with:

  • outstanding service and comprehensive access to a broad range of authoritative, up-to-date learning resources in a variety of formats;
  • instruction in effective ways to seek and evaluate information; an environment in which learning can flourish; and
  • activities and programs that enrich the quality of individual and community life.

The LaChance Library subscribes to the American Library Association Code of Ethics.


Jess Mynes
Assistant Dean of Library and Academic Support Services
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Jess Mynes Jess strives to develop and refine library services so that library patrons can have the transformative experience of realizing that our vast and diverse world is more accessible than we think. A lock of Emily Dickinson’s bright red hair, spicy cumin squash pickles, and the Patriot Act are three things that impassioned Jess’s desire to become a librarian. What three things will challenge you to think differently about your world?
Suzanne Levasseur
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian
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Suzanne Levasseur Suzanne is passionate about helping students learn to find the best information for their research. She considers librarians the “Information Superheroes” of the 21st century! Suzanne grew up in one of the "10 Towns that Changed America."
Christine Levitt
Reference/Catalog Librarian
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Christine Levitt

Chris previously worked in a fisheries/oceanography library and a financial library. She also worked as a medical transcriptionist and as a research technician for UMass Medical School. She is looking forward to helping students find the information they need.

Colleen McCaffrey
Collection Maintenance/ Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian
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Colleen McCaffrey

Colleen’s mission is to bring knowledge, enthusiasm, and friendliness to all library users in their quest for information. She seeks a deep understanding of library users’ needs, values, abilities, and limitations to provide the best library experience. Inside and outside the library, Colleen enjoys busting stereotypes, prejudices, and judgments—her own and others’—by asking herself and others, “Is that so?”

Carla Morrissey
Circulation Supervisor
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Carla Morrissey Carla welcomes you to explore all the Library has to offer. She administers and directs the operation of the Circulation Department and monitors policies and procedures related to borrowing, course reserves and resource sharing with other libraries.
Linda Patient
Evening Circulation Assistant
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Linda Patient Linda has oversight of all general circula‚Äčtion procedures during the Library’s evening hours. With a BA in English Literature from Smith College, she got her start at MWCC with an Associate of Liberal Arts. Linda is customer-service oriented and a life-long lover of libraries.
Ellen Pratt
Distance Education & Outreach Librarian
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Ellen Pratt Ellen travels to MWCC’s satellite campuses providing library instruction and research help to students. When Ellen isn’t busy teaching students that Google’s PageRank is not the same as relevance, you might find her operating a skill crane or sewing machine, walking a wooded trail, sandy shore, or city street, or learning something new.
Matthew Raymond
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian
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Matthew Raymond

Matt is a reference librarian who has worked at a law library, an archive and a college library teaching users how to find the best information. He spends his free time watching too much TV, reading too many books & writing reviews for all of it. His favorite databases are Academic Search Premier, JSTOR and NoveList.
Bonnie Shapland
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian
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Bonnie Shapland As a reference librarian, Bonnie is available to help both new and experienced library users find information that will meet their needs. Bonnie likes research and teaching, as well as reading, sewing, swimming, and sports.

Study Zones in the Library

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Mount Wachusett Community College Home Page

Circulation Desk 978-630-9125 Email the Circulation Desk
Research Help Desk 978-630-9338 Email the Research Help Desk
Academic Support Center 978-630-9333 Email the Academic Support Center
LIVE CHAT ASSISTANCE is available during regular LIBRARY HOURS.