Reference and Instruction Services

Brennan Library


Our information literacy lab is known as the Hayes Room, on the top floor of the Brennan Library. We teach general and customized information literacy classes, and work with students on finding resources for their papers and projects.

Library Instruction Policy

Library Instruction Request


In addition to requesting advice from our friendly Reference staff via email, phone, or in person, the Brennan Library has plenty of research tools available 24/7/365 accessible on and off campus from various devices and platforms!
These include:

LaserSearch - one-stop shopping searching of various Library resources including scholarly journal articles, e-books, research guides, and more

LibGuides - research guides custom made by Lasell's Librarians

Online Catalog - search the Minuteman Library Network for items at Lasell and beyond

Kanopy Streaming Video - access to over 30,000 documentaries and films online

Journal Locator - look up a magazine, newspaper, or scholarly journal title to see if we have it in-house or online


Located on the ground floor of the Library, the Kyo Yamawaki Education Library serves as Lasell's Curriculum Library and offers collections and services in children's literature, teaching aids, MTEL test prep, and more for Education students. It is located near the TLE TeachLivE mixed reality simulator. The Barn and Rockwell Preschool also visit regularly for storytelling sessions and to check out books. Feel free to bring children in to read, or to be read to!