When the Brennan Library does not own an item, we can request it from another library. Patrons can use the library catalog and use the blue "request" button to order materials owned at other Minuteman libraries. Alternatively, Lasell patrons may fill out ILL forms and the library staff will request materials to be sent over to Lasell.Turnaround time:
Turnaround time for ILL requests varies and cannot be guaranteed, since it depends largely on factors beyond our control such as shipping time, and response speed of other libraries. Sometimes articles arrive the very same day via email and books arrive the next day from fellow Minuteman libraries, and other times requests take a few weeks due to slow shipping, or difficulty finding a lender.
Start your research early! Submit your ILL requests in advance!
Interlibrary Loan forms: Book request online form
Article request online form
Contact Interlibrary Loan Dept.
The Lasell "Torch Card" is also your library card for the Brennan Library and all the other Minuteman Libraries. All students must have a valid student ID in order to check out materials. Patrons need a library card number (2301500_ _ _ _ _ _ _ ) to access many of our online databases and to request materials online from other libraries.
If you are a member of the Lasell community and do not yet have a valid library card, fill out this form online and we will enter you into our system:
Patron registration form
Loan Periods, Renewals, and Limits:
Books- (adult or children's)- 3 weeks
DVDs- 1 week
Curriculum Library materials- 1 week
Interlibrary loan books- varies
Magazines and newspapers- library use only
Reference books- library use only
Reserve materials- library use only
In order to make sure there are sufficient materials available for our students, we have established the following circulation policies:
Lasell students are charged fines only for the following:
If a student has outstanding fines or overdue materials in the Minuteman Library Network, their borrowing privileges are suspended until their record is cleared. Neither transcripts nor grades will be given to students who have not cleared up their library record, and they will not be allowed to register for classes for the next semester. The Academic Integrity Policy of the Student Handbook describes the consequences for vandalism or theft of library materials.
Contact Circulation Dept. at: EArruda@Lasell.edu
Lasell faculty may request to have items placed on reserve. Reserve materials circulate for two hours and cannot leave the library. Items owned by the Brennan Library, and professor's personal copies of items can go on reserve, but materials borrowed from other libraries cannot go on reserve. The reserve room also has a selection of instructional VHS and DVD films kept on permanent reserve due to high demand among our faculty.
To put something on closed reserve, bring it to a Librarian with a note indicating your name and the course name and number it will be used for.
Search the reserve room - click here to search our online catalog- select "course" or "instructor" (by last name) to look for items on reserve.
Contact Reserve Dept.
Our library lab is on the third floor of the library. We teach information literacy classes and work with classes on finding resources for their papers.
Contact Jill to bring your class for instruction:
x2328 or JShoemaker@Lasell.edu
Located on the main floor of the Library, the Kyo Yamawaki Education Library offers collections and services in children's literature, teaching aids, instructional kits, videos and CD-Roms. Feel free to bring children in to read books, or be read to!Juvenile Collections:
Children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction
Primary and elementary textbooks
Educational games and toys
Big Books for storytelling