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How to Return Your Library Materials
Do not bring library materials to Campus - the Library is closed until further notice and all returned materials must be quarantined.
MMA Faculty, staff and students may return library materials when you return to campus in the fall.
  • The due date for all MMA Library materials has been extended to 11 September - you will not accrue any late fees.
  • You may also return 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 other options. Email:

If you have questions, contact us: Email:

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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Quiet Study Space on the 2nd floor of the ABSIC is available for use by all students, faculty and staff.

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.


This digitization project is the first initiative that we are undertaking in the Library to bring the history of the Academy to life. 

In the coming months we plan to bring more of the Academy's history to you through a digital archive.