The Hatch Learning Commons building will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16 - Sunday, April 5 to everyone except staff. While the Hatch Learning Commons building will be closed during this time, Library Services will continue to be available to you virtually.
How to Contact Library Services
- Peter Brunette, email@example.com, (413) 565-1285 Research, information literacy instruction, electronic library resources, copyright
- Miriam Neiman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 565-1300 Circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, copyright
- William Guida, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 565-1328 Canvas and EXT099, digital tools, and online learning support
- Shannon Compton, email@example.com, (413) 565-6808 Emerging technologies, OER, and digital badging support
- General library questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also use the Ask a Librarian Form or call us at (413) 565-1376
- Interlibrary Loan, including requests: email@example.com, or use the Request a Book or Article Form
- Chat with Hatch: Need help doing research, or have library questions? Chat with a Hatch librarian here!
General Library Resources
Hatch Virtual Library- access to the online catalog, research databases, library information, and more.
Library Catalog: search for books, articles, videos, and more here.
Library Databases: an A-Z list of all of our databases by title.
Chat with Hatch: Need help doing research, or have library questions? Chat with a Hatch librarian here!
Ejournal Finder: Search for specific journals by title, year, and volume/issue here.
Course Reserves: Find what books required for courses are available through the library here. If an ebook is available, it will be linked to your class here.
OER Guide: Find out more about Bay Path’s open educational resource initiative here.
The due date for materials checked out from the library will be extended to Friday, April 10th, 2020.
During this closure period, the Hatch Learning Commons will be staffed at the following times:
Mondays - Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
To the extent possible, materials returned to Hatch will be sanitized.
Bay Path students, faculty, and staff can still request materials through ILL. Electronic materials will be sent to your Bay Path email address. Please note, however, that access to physical materials may be limited, and there may be delays in delivery based on how other libraries are responding to college and university closures.
All interlibrary loan (ILL) materials from other libraries can be returned to Hatch by their assigned due date. Please mail the materials back to Hatch at the following address:
Hatch Learning Commons
Bay Path University
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA, 01106
Additionally, you may drop off ILL materials in the dropbox at the front entrance of the building.
If you do not have physical access to borrowed ILL material due to the closure of the campus, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can contact the lending library to request an extension of the due date.
Hatch librarians are ready to support your research needs, from general questions to in-depth one-on-one research support. Please contact email@example.com, call (413) 565-1376, or use the Chat link for immediate assistance. You can also make research appointments to work with a librarian via phone or Zoom.
You can also find research guides for your courses/departments at the following links:
If you don’t see a guide for your department or course, Hatch librarians can work with faculty to create one for you. Please contact Peter Brunette for more information.
Information Literacy Instruction
During this transition period, Hatch librarians are happy to create instructional videos, as well as meet with your class virtually through Zoom, on library services and research. Please use the contacts above to request instruction or videos.
Additionally, Hatch Learning Commons has access to Credo Instruct, which contains short videos, tutorials, and quizzes on foundational information literacy concepts such as getting started with research, evaluating information, and citations/academic integrity. You can find out more about them here:
Faculty Guide: https://libguides.baypath.edu/instruct_for_faculty
Student Guide: https://libguides.baypath.edu/studentinfolit
If you are interested in using this content in your courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help embed them in your courses.
Due to the extenuating circumstances, copyright experts feel that certain provisions of the Copyright Act can be applied more broadly for the duration of this health crisis, in particular, the Fair Use provisions. Instructors who want to upload materials to Canvas may wish to use a Fair Use checklist or evaluator to determine if their use is applicable, keeping in mind that the extenuating circumstances of a nationwide health crisis can be used as a factor.
One such evaluator can be found here: https://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/index.php.
Here is another checklist: https://copyright.columbia.edu/basics/fair-use/fair-use-checklist.html.