Library Services

Library Room Reservations

There are three ways to reserve Library spaces. Please choose the method easiest for you:

  • Email. We’ll respond during Library hours.
  • Call 413-774-1510. We’ll respond during Library hours.
  • Visit the Information Desk during business hours.

Reservable Library Spaces:

Lower Level

  • B04 Group study (4 person) with flat panel display
  • B05 Carrel (2 person)
  • B06 Group study (4 person) with flat panel display
  • B08 Ideation room (8 person) with screen backdrop for film-making
  • B09 Classroom (16 person) with Apple TV/projector/screen/AV sound/Crestron (control/blue ray/document camera)
  • B10 Innovation classroom (24 person) with 4 pods of 6/5 flat panel displays/Crestron control/document camera/blue ray/AV sound
  • B11 Innovation space (18+ person)

Main Level

  • 102 Main reading room (Reference room)
  • 104 Classroom (16+ person) Apple TV/projector screen/AV sound/Crestron (control/blue ray/document camera)
  • 105 Group study (8 person) Deerfield authors room
  • 106 Group study (8 person) Rare book room
  • 108 Group study (6 person) Projector/whiteboard

Second Level

  • 207 Group study (8 person) Projector/whiteboard
  • 208 Group study (8 person) Projector/whiteboard
  • 213 Group study (6 person)
  • 214 Carrel (2 person)
  • 215 Carrel (2 person)
  • 216 Carrel (2 person)
  • 217 Group study (5 person) Flat panel screen/video conference camera/microphone (Priority is given to video conferencing needs.)
  • 218 Carrel (2 person)
  • 219 Carrel (2 person)
  • 220 Carrel (2 person)

Additional information about the technology in some of these rooms: Deerfield Academy Classroom Technology

Gadgets to Go

Available to Borrow

Current Deerfield students, faculty, and staff are welcome to borrow the following gadgets from the Library’ Information Desk:

  • Laptop and iPad chargers
  • Headphones
  • Graphing calculators and chargers
  • GoPro and digital video (SLR411) cameras
  • Lights for filming
  • Camera tripod
  • Selfie sticks
  • Mini projectors
  • Wireless speakers
  • External DVD drive
  • Regionless DVD/Blu-ray player
  • DVD/VHS player

Interlibrary Loan

Request Forms

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from other libraries using the appropriate form above. Some items are received electronically in a day or two, others take longer. Recently published, reference, and special collections materials are generally not available through this service.

Useful Links to Identify Materials the Boyden Library Doesn’t Have

WorldCat: the largest global library catalog.

C/W MARS Western Mass Libraries: the collections of a large group of libraries in western and central Massachusetts.

Borrower card: To obtain a borrower card, proof of local residence is needed. With a library borrower’s card from any C/W MARS library (including Greenfield Public Library, Deerfield’s Tilton Library, Jones Library in Amherst, Forbes Library in Northampton, etc.), users may request materials online themselves from any C/W MARS library.

Five College Library Systemthe collections of UMass Amherst, and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.

Borrower card: If you’re interested in obtaining a library borrower card for the UMass Libraries, secondary school students need a letter of introduction from a Deerfield Academy librarian and a photo ID. Adult residents of Massachusetts need to show proof of residence and a photo ID.

Library of Congress: the large national library containing every item copyrighted in the United States.

National Union Catalog:  especially useful for locating archival and manuscript collections throughout the United States and its territories.

Boston Public Library: the collections of this large Massachusetts library.

Borrower card: If you’re interested in accessing this library’s databases and downloadable audio, video, and music, Massachusetts residents at least 13 years of age may sign up online for a temporary Boston Public Library eCard. In order to borrow physical library materials, users must upgrade to a standard Boston Public Library card.


Course Reserves

Faculty may place supplemental course materials on restricted circulation (3 hours, 1 day, or 3 days) at the Information Desk.

Use the library catalog to search for reserve materials by course name, instructor’s name, or title of the item.

Questions? Email or call the Information Desk 413-774-1510.

Textbook Orders

The Boyden Library orders textbook materials for classes. Textbook ordering takes place throughout the school year. Faculty are notified of major deadlines.

All textbook orders are submitted electronically effective May 2017. To access the Textbook Request System, faculty should go to DAInfo/My Actions/Textbook Request System.

How to Request Textbooks.

Suggest a Purchase

Help build the library collection and suggest a purchase here.