Have a library or technology need? LITS has you covered!
Before you arrive
All MHC community members are required to enroll in Google 2-step verification.
Google 2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Mount Holyoke Google account by requiring a second piece of information — a numeric code — as well as your username and password when you sign in. The code changes at regular intervals, so you must have a way to obtain it (such as your phone) in order to log in to the account. By requiring this code, the account cannot be accessed by an intruder that has obtained your password.
The Mount Holyoke College ID (aka “OneCard”) is a multi-purpose photo ID card issued to all incoming students, faculty, staff, and eligible community members. Once you're set up with your MHC account, be sure to upload a photo so that your OneCard will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive.
When you arrive
Students automatically receive $20 on their OneCard for printing each semester.
Printing from your personal devices:
To set up printing on your personal device, follow the instructions for installing Mobility Print. From there you can print to the cloud and pick up at any of our convenient public printing locations.
Printing from MHC computers:
You can also print from any public lab computer to either public MFDs or lab laser printers. To release your print job, you can tap your OneCard at the MFD of your choice.
Note: If you’re printing a document stored in Google Drive, you’ll need to download the document first to see all your printer options!
For more information, visit our page about printing.
Moodle is Mount Holyoke College’s learning management system. See course materials, such as your syllabus, non-book readings, and video ereserves. Access quizzes and assignments.
Please note: You may not be able to see your Moodle courses until the first day of class.
With your OneCard you can:
- Access buildings (including the LITS complex, and some dorm rooms)
- Borrow library materials and equipment
- Print and scan documents
- Eat at the dining commons
- Buy a coffee from Frances Perk café
- Do laundry
...and so much more!
For more information, visit the OneCard Services page.
Borrow course reserves, laptops, chargers, films, books, and more! Ask about your library account and get help finding items.
Borrow digital cameras, webcams, microphones, audio recorders, tripods, cables and more.
Can’t find a book or article in our collection? Request it through InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and it will be sent from another library. Your electronic requests will be delivered via email and physical requests will be available at the Circulation Desk.
All books required for class are on reserve either physically at the Circulation Desk,* or as an ebook through your Moodle page. Physical reserves can be borrowed for 4 hours at a time, with a limit of one during the day and two overnight.
Read more about our Course Reserves policies.
Once you're settled in
Not sure where or how to start your research assignment? You can get research help from LITS!
Interested in a self-guided approach? Browse research guides specifically designed for MHC students focused on a variety of academic subjects, languages, and even some for specific courses. Research guides will orient you to important publications in the subject you've chosen, relevant library stack locations for that subject, citation styles, and more.
Forgotten your Mount Holyoke College account password, or just need to reset it? Resetting your MHC account password will reset your password for Google Mail and Apps, Moodle, my.mtholyoke and all services that require MHC credentials.
Learn more about password resets at Mount Holyoke College.
Archives & Special Collections (ASC) is here for you! ASC has photographs, scrapbooks, letters, diaries, and artifacts that honor and preserve Mount Holyoke College's history.
Learn more about your new community, do research with primary sources and rare books, and enjoy student-curated exhibits.