Minuteman Library Network Consortium

Minuteman Library Network

The Minuteman Library Network (MLN) is a consortium of 43 libraries with 62 locations and a Central Site Staff that work collectively to provide excellent service to its library users. The members include 35 public libraries and 7 other college libraries:

  • Dean College
  • Framingham State
  • Lasell College
  • MassBay Community College (Wellesley and Framingham campuses)
  • Mount Ida College
  • Pine Manor College

Through the Minuteman Library Network libraries (both public and academic) you have access to over 6 million items, including books, cassettes, CDs, and videos. This sharing of resources is made possible by a computerized system that includes an online catalog that we share with the other libraries. This catalog can be accessed by clicking on the "Catalog" link on the left-hand side of this page.

Resource Sharing

In FY10 over 1.86 million items were shared among MLN libraries. A Regis College Library account (started when the library places a barcode on the back of your Regis ID) allows borrowing privileges in person or via intra-library transfer. Our patrons may visit any MLN library in person to borrow in person or via intra-library transfer. Any one who has a current Regis ID may visit any MLN library in person to borrow materials, seek information, do research, or just browse. Also, anyone with a valid Regis Library account may request that materials be sent to their home library from another member library. If you requested a book through the Minuteman Library Network, you will be notified by email when the book is received. All materials borrowed from Minuteman libraries may be returned to any member library.

Commonwealth Catalog

The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond your local library’s resources. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for quick pick-up. You know what you want — let the Commonwealth Catalog help you get it.

As a Regis student you are a patron of the Minuteman Library network so you can request materials by logging in to the Commonwealth Catalog at the links below:

The following Libraries and Library Networks plan to participate in the near future:

EBSCOhost Quick Search

Research Guides

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Contact Information


781-768-7301 or 7302

Director of the Library


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