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How to Get Print Books, Semester Loans or Other Library Items
Due to COVID restrictions, you must fill out a form to get a PRINT book, semester loan or other analog items. Library staff will send you an email when your library materials are ready to pick up at the Library's main desk in the ABS Information Commons.   
  • The book request form is online HERE

If you have questions about getting library materials contact us: Email:

How to Return Your Library Materials
MMA Faculty, staff and students may return library materials when you return to campus in the fall. Place returned materials in the book drop located at the end of the main service desk in the ABS.       
  • The due date for all MMA Library materials has been extended to 11 September - you will not accrue any late fees.
  • Massachusetts residents: You may return MMA library materials at your local public library. The public library staff will get your loans back to MMA through statewide delivery.
  • Out-of-state and international students: Please contact us to discuss options. Email:

If you have questions, contact us: Email:

You can't see us, but we are here to help.  -- Julie Beth Todaro, ACC Library

You can use all MMA Library resources to do research for your courses when you are off-campus.
  • The first time you click on a link from a Library Search Results, you will be prompted to login.
  • Use your MMA PortalGuard Username and Password. You will then be authenticated to use all licensed research materials - during this session.
  • Once you log off, the session ends and you will be prompted to sign in again when you try to open databases or documents.
  • If your PortalGuard credentials are not working, or you have any technology problems, send an email to

Use a Library Research Guide for online help finding the best research materials for your project, or email your questions to us at

Course Reserves

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      by instructor or class

  Note: Set up a free account to use Internet Archive books


125th Anniversary Exhibit

MMA 125th Anniversary

The 180' long exhibit of Massachusetts Maritime Academy's 125-year history is on display on the first floor of the ABS Information Commons.
Additional exhibits are located on the 2nd floor. Visitors are welcome.  

Digital Yearbooks

MMA Yearbooks have been scanned and made available in digital format by the Boston Public Library via the Internet Archive.
With the exception of the three yearbooks (1948, 1970 and 1973) that were never deposited in the Library/Archives, volumes from 1945 to 2014 are now available online.