Affiliate Member Procedures

Five College Library Repository Collection (FCLRC)

To request a photocopy or scan of an article, An Affiliate Library staff member should send their request to OCLC Symbol MAFCI. Articles will be supplied as scanned images or photocopies according to the preference of the requesting library.  Photocopies will be delivered to the user’s library, where they will be held for pick-up or placed in campus mail, at the discretion of the library.

To request a bound volume, send an ILL request to OCLC symbol MAFCI.  Please specify that the request is coming from an Affiliate member library for the loan of a volume from the FCLRC. The FCLRC staff will draw the volume(s) from the FCLRC and UMass Amherst ILL will then ship the volume(s) to the requesting library on behalf of the FCLRC. Material should be returned to UMass Amherst ILL department.

To request a monograph, send an ILL request to OCLC symbol MAFCI.  The FCLRC staff will draw the material from the FCLRC and then UMass Amherst ILL will ship the monograph(s) to the requesting library on behalf of the FCLRC. Material should be returned to UMass Amherst ILL department.

To add material to the Repository Collection, contact Kathryn Leigh (kathrynr@library.umass.edu) Head of Access Services at the UMass Amherst Libraries with the exact material proposed to be donated. The UMass Amherst Libraries Management Team and Repository staff  will verify that the material is needed and that space is available. Delivery of the material to a Repository location is the responsibility of the contributing library.

The Repository Collection is not presently accepting unbound materials.  The staff members of the FCLRC will process the material into the Repository Collection.  Materials that are, in principle, accepted (by title or volume) must be manifestly free of superficial dust and mold.