Books and circulating serials can be checked out for two weeks, with two additional two-week renewal periods possible. Patrons can only check out 5 books in a subject area. Renewals can be done over the phone when books are not overdue. Books that have been placed on "hold" by other students may not be renewed. Only currently enrolled students, alumni, and staff may check out library materials. Books can be returned in the bookdrop when the library is closed. The bookdrop is located at the northeast corner of the building.
Getting a library card--to check out materials or use the databases off-campus, a currently enrolled student must obtain an MCCC Library card. These are available at no cost at the circulation desk. Students must present a current signed photo ID (driver’s license, passport, Secretary of State identification card) to obtain the library card. Lost cards should be reported to the circulation staff immediately at which time a new card can be issued at no cost.
Whitman students may get a library card by presenting a current signed photo ID at the front desk of the Whitman Center.
Quiet, please--Need a quiet place to study? The Library has one room designated as Quiet Study, where conversation, even whispered, is NOT welcome. The room, located in the back of the library, is open all day long for students who need a place to study away from phones, friends, and family.
Reserves--Faculty may place books, articles, audiotapes, or films "on reserve" at the circulation desk. Reserve materials generally have very short circulation times, ranging anywhere from one hour to one week. Most videotapes that are placed on reserve may only be viewed in the library. Faculty with questions about Reserve materials should direct them to the Circulation Assistant.
Inter-Library Loan--When patrons locate a book title or journal article that the College doesn’t own, the Library is able to borrow those materials from any number of other libraries. Forms for requesting interloan materials are available at the circulation desk. Interloan may take some time, however, so allow at least 4 weeks.
Internet Access--The Library has 18 Internet stations for student use. Students are expected to comply with the College's Acceptable Use Policy. The computers in the lab are intended for research so the programs on them are limited. The following is a list of the programs available: Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Wordpad, Notepad, Paint, Windows Media Player, Quicktime Player, Adobe 6.0, MS Outlook, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Journal Viewer, MS Word viewer (can only view and print), MS PowerPoint viewer (can only view and print), If you need word processing or any other Microsoft Office program please use the computers in the Regional Computer Technology Center (RCTC). Printing in the lab is free. If you are not a currently enrolled MCCC student we do ask that you limit your printing to 20 pages or less each day.
Reference and Research help--Faculty Librarians are able to help students learn how to use the wide variety of information sources available on- and off-campus. Reference help is available on a walk-in basis, and students are welcome to make appointments for individual help by contacting one of the librarians. Librarians are also maintaining email reference service at Askalibrarian.
Research Education--Librarians are available for classroom presentations outlining particular resources or materials. Classroom faculty are encouraged to notify the librarians about an assignment that may require extensive use of resources. We can often recommend specific materials, and offer help in establishing a reserve collection if necessary.
Book and Journal Selection--We encourage faculty to recommend materials to be included in the Library’s collection. Our mission is to support instruction, and we make every effort to supply those materials that students need for successful completion of their assignments.
Overhead Transparencies--The library will make overhead transparencies for students or faculty. Cost to students is $.25 per sheet. Ask for transparencies at the circulation counter.
Photocopies--The Library has one machine that charge $.20 a page. Other copy machines are located in the Health Education, Life Sciences, East Tech buildings, and the Whitman Center .
Videotapes--Instructional videotapes, housed in the Educational Media Services office of the Campbell LRC building, are available for faculty use in the classroom. They may also be placed on reserve for student use in the library. The titles and subjects of these tapes can by searched through the Library’s CAROL catalog. Students can request videos at the circulation desk and those videos must be viewed in the library at one of the two stations in the library carrels.