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HELM: Our New Library Network

Welcome to HELM

The LaChance Library has joined HELM (Higher Education Libraries in Massachusetts). For our library users this means:

  • A new, up-to-date, shared catalog and library system;
  • Access to resources that are better suited for academic needs;
  • More resources for our collection due to HELM member purchasing discounts;
  • Our library will align with peer Massachusetts public higher education institutions to work in a more strategic fashion and have a stronger voice in decision and policy making.

HELM Member Libraries:

  • Holyoke Community College
  • MassBay Community College
  • Mass College of Liberal Arts
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Roxbury Community College

Find Books & More


Borrowing from Other HELM Libraries


  1. Navigate to our LIBRARY CATALOG.
  2. Choose LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your library card number (279451 followed by your student ID number, including the zeros) and your last name in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
  4. Select All HELM Libraries from the dropdown menu.
  5. Conduct your search to locate the item.
  6. Choose PLACE HOLD on the right side of the page.

When the item arrives (usually 3-5 business days), you will receive an email at your MWCC account. You will have one week to pick up the item at the Circulation Desk.

Searching Beyond HELM

Searching the Library Catalog

Your MWCC Library Card

Please CONTACT US if you have questions.