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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan at STCC


There are several options for finding the items you need. 

1.) Use the Library Catalog to search and place holds for materials in the STCC Library and Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts (HELM) network. Not sure how to login? Get help here.

2.) Use the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat) to find and request items from many of the academic and public libraries in Massachusetts. To login to ComCat, choose "HELM-STCC: Springfield Technical Community College" as your library, and use your STCC Library username and password.

3.) If what you want can't be found in either of those, use WorldCat to search over 10,000 libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Submit a request form to have books/articles from WorldCat delivered to the STCC Library.  

Book Search


Find books from STCC & partner HELM libraries.

Commonwealth Catalog

The Commonwealth Catalog lets you borrow materials from outside the HELM library network. Search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts. Requests will be delivered to the STCC Library for pickup.


WorldCat lets you search the catalog records for books and other materials in thousands of libraries worldwide. If an item you want isn't available locally, fill out this form and STCC Library staff will request it for you.