Conant Library: About Us

About Conant Library


Conant Library supports the mission of Nichols College, particularly as it relates to the integration of research and scholarship into the student experience of academic programs and activities, the development of communication and critical thinking abilities, and the necessary teamwork skills required of leaders in a global economy.


The Library supports academic excellence by selecting, acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing access to a variety of quality resources to enhance learning, teaching, and research.

The Library works in partnership with faculty to develop students' information literacy skills necessary for success at Nichols and beyond.

The Library provides a welcoming physical and intellectual environment in which individuals and groups can study and work.

Staff Directory

Carrie Grimshaw

Library Director

See/contact Carrie if you:
- Have questions about, or suggestions for improving, the library's services and resources.
- Need help with research, writing/editing your papers & projects, and/or citing your sources
- Need to get a book, article or other item from another library.
- Are faculty or Teaching Staff and want to schedule a class in the library or your class for instruction or discuss developing students research and critical evaluation skills.
-Would like to request a streaming film for your class.
- Need to place a hold or renew library material or equipment.
- Want to reserve library space for group work or for a class.
- Are a student looking for employment as a circulation desk assistant.

Liaison to all departments: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Mgmt., Finance, General Business, History, International Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Retail Mgmt., Science Communication, Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice Mgmt., English, Hospitality Mgmt., Human Resources Mgmt., Interdisciplinary Studies, Sport Mgmt., Technology & Law, Psychology, and Humanities.

Sarah Strom

Library Assistant, 508-213-2437

- Need to get a book, article, or other item from another library.

- Are faculty or staff teaching a course and wish to put an item on Reserve.

- Have questions related to the circulation desk, reserves, or interlibrary loan.

Circulation Desk Student Staff
The library hires over a dozen student workers annually.

Library Service Desk

The Circulation Desk (aka the "Front" Desk)

The Circulation Desk is located in the library’s main reading room, near the main floor entrance. Stop by the circulation desk to complete any of the following transactions: check books in/out, renew borrowed items, request items through Interlibrary Loan, access materials on course/textbook reserve, reserve a group study room, or borrow equipment. Our friendly staff of librarians and student workers are happy to assist you!

Library Technology

The Library provides a wealth of technology related resources available to the Nichols community, for in-house use and for borrowing.

For assistance with any problems with our technology, please see/contact the Circulation Desk [508-213-2334]

Off Campus Access

Registered students, faculty, and staff can access the Library's databases from off-campus by using their Nichols username/password. If unsure of what your username is, click here.

If you have any questions or problems, please send an E-mail to or call the Circulation Desk at 508-213-2334.

Wireless Access

Laptops and Phones: Students can simply connect to the Wi-Fi named "NICHOLS", then enter your Nichols username and password.

Guests visiting Nichols campus can receive 24 hours of internet access by completing the guest Wi-Fi registration.

Web Printing To A Library Printer Using PaperCut

Using the PaperCut app (available from your Nichols Onelogin page or the Library's homepage) you can print any PDF or Microsoft Office file (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) to a library printer. (Note: copies not picked up after 24 hours will be discarded.)

Please note: If you are printing an article from a library database always choose the PDF version if given the option. To print a webpage or image, you must first copy/paste into a MS Office document and save it. ALSO, if you wish to print a document you have saved to Onedrive, you must download it to your computer and then upload to PaperCut.

To learn more, please see Web Printing with PaperCut

Pages printed using PaperCut, whether it be from the Library, Lib Aud, Nab, Student Center, Samie, or Remillard, count towards an annual free allotment. All students are given an annual $25 allotment equal to 500 free single-sided prints or free 625 double-side prints. If you have used up your allotment you will need to 'pay as you go' at the Front Desk or transfer amounts from a friend's account to a your account (on your PaperCut account page, click on the ‘Transfers’ link on the left, fill in amount you wish to transfer and enter the Nichols user name for the account to which you want to transfer the credit).

Technology-Related Resources for Users

The Library currently makes available the following technology-related-resources for patron use:

- 27 computer workstations throughout the Library
- 3 printers (One on each floor; 2 b/w and 1 b/w and color)- Print management via Papercut
- 2 scanners (1 on Main Floor, 1 on Top Floor)
- 1 copier on the Main Floor
- Wireless access throughout the Library
- 8 Group Study Rooms

Hezekiah Conant Astronomical Clock

Conant Library houses the Hezekiah Conant Astronomical Clock. Click here to view a slideshow about the historic clock.

We're always trying to improve your Library experience. Help us by taking our survey!

Contact Us

Contact Information
508-213-2334 [Front Desk]

Office Hours

Fall/ Spring Hours
Mon-Fri 7:45am - 12:00am
Sat & Sun 1:00pm - 12:00am

Summer Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


127 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571