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Emmanuel d'Alzon Library

General Information

Please check back often for any updates to this page.  

While the College transitions to online classes, Emmanuel d'Alzon Library is here to support online learning.  Below are resources that you can access remotely using your AC email address and password.    


Helpful Resources

Below are links to our most popular resources: 

You will be prompted to enter your AC email address and password to use resources remotely. 

Key Research Help Services

The Library Staff can help you with the following: 

InterLibrary Loan

We will continue to process InterLibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing requests for available online journal articles and e-book chapters.  We will also work to recommend alternative resources if necessary.   If you need assistance in using ILL, please contact us at


If you relied on the textbooks we have on reserve, there is now an option to access them online through Barnes & Nobles’ VitalSource Helps website.  If you don’t already have a VitalSource Bookshelf account, you need to create one using your Assumption email.  Then you can search the site for any textbooks you need.  PLEASE NOTE: You may not request more than 7 textbooks.  Once you have “borrowed” a book, you may not return it, so be sure the book you are selecting is the correct item. You will have access to the e-books until May 25, 2020.

Please contact the Houndstore if you’d like to order a print book.  They will send it to you with free shipping.

Another e-book provider, RedShelf, has made a similar arrangement with publishers.  Many are the same as B&N, but there are a few different ones.  Most notably, the older edition of Fundamental Accounting Principles, which is one of our most popular reserve books, is available.

Returning Books to the Library

Please do not be concerned about returning books you have borrowed from the Assumption Library, other local libraries, or through InterLibrary Loan during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Library staff is working remotely and cannot receive your returns.  You may keep the books until we are allowed back on campus.  We will continue to renew the items you have out until the crisis is over.  Your safety is our primary concern.