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HELM: New Catalog and Database Access Library Network System: Home

This is an informational page as we transition to a new Library Network System, HELM.


On Monday June 1st, we’re migrating to a new library network and management system.  We are moving from CW/Mars to HELM, a consortium of twelve Massachusetts community college libraries including HCC, Middlesex, Mass Bay, and STTC, as well as MCLA. This access to like-minded institutions allows our community of students, faculty and staff to acquire materials that are uncommon for public libraries in the CW/Mars system to carry.  Once the Library is physically open again, you will be able to place holds for materials.The new HELM interface is also more "academic library" friendly, with features that will make creating lists and bibliographies easier.
We expect there to be a few bumps over the next week as we migrate databases and test the system.  At times some databases may be down, and not all links in our LibGuides will be functional until mid-June, especially those to the Credo modules.  Please be patient while we update our many links. 
The first thing you will notice after June 1st is the new login.  While the login remains the same for faculty and staff, it is different for students.


Again, thank you for your patience.  Feel free to reach out to if you experience any problems accessing materials.  Karen and Andrea are here to help connect you with the information you need during this period of transition.  Check back later in the summer to this page to learn about searching the HELM catalog and circulation updates.