Library Policies

Mission Statement

The MCCC Library is part of the Learning Resources Center at MCCC. The LRC provides access to services, technologies and materials to enhance a quality instructional program; stimulate the intellectual, professional, and cultural interests of students and staff; promote information literacy and research, and offer academic assistance to MCCC students.

Library Collection  

The Library’s collection includes over 300 print journal and magazine subscriptions, 30,000+ unique, full-text journal and magazine titles available in our online databases, and over 47,000 books. These materials support the college’s curricula and promote independent learning and research. Books and periodical articles can also be obtained through the LRC’s interlibrary loan service. Current issues of newspapers, magazines and journals are on display for browsing.

Library Policies  

Overdue Fines 

Books: 25 cents per day that the Library is open. (Maximum = $5)
Reserve Books: 30 cents per day/hour that the Library is open. (Maximum = $5)
Audio Tapes: 30 cents per day that we're open. (Maximum = $2.50)
Video Tapes: $1 per day that we're open. (Maximum = $10)
Tape Players: $1 per day that we're open. (Maximum = $30)

Periodicals in the Library

Current issues of our periodicals are located in the front of the library. Periodicals cannot leave the Library. Current issues of many journals with full text articles are available in many databases. Use the “Title List” feature within the database.

DVD Video Recordings

DVD titles can be searched using CATALOG SEARCH. DVDs can be requested at the Circulation Desk. Select DVDs can be checked out for a two-day period others must be viewed in the Library. Have the DVD number identifying the title for quick service. 

Online Databases and Full-Text Resources

Online databases are digitized collections of journals, magazines, newspapers and other reference materials that can be accessed both on and off campus. 

On-campus Access

On-campus access is automatic from the labs on campus.  

Off-campus access is available only to MCCC EMPLOYEES and CURRENTLY REGISTERED MCCC STUDENTS. Here’s how: From the MCCC library home page, click on the A-Z Database link. Click on the database you want to search (make sure your computer settings allow cookies and pop-ups). You will get a screen that asks for:

MCCC Students: Log in using your unique MCCC campus username and your 7-digit student ID number as password (or whatever password you use for your college email account). 

MCCC Faculty/Staff: Log in using your unique MCCC network username and password.

Contact Library Staff at (734) 384-4204 during open library hours with questions or problems.

For assistance with MCCC campus username and passwords problems, call the Information Systems Help Desk (734) 384-4234 or (734) 384-4328. Once the system recognizes you, you can search other databases.

Library Homepage Links

A – Z Databases

A complete list of all databases, including Academic Search Premier, CQ Researcher, JSTOR, Credo Reference, Salem Press, the Oxford databases and others.

Find Online Journals

Locate full-text magazines, newspapers and journals that are available in the MCCC databases.

MCCC Library Guides

Class guides, subject guides, and other useful resources. 

Lost or Damaged Books  

Patrons are responsible for all materials that they check out of the Library. If a book is lost or damaged, the patron is responsible for the cost of replacing the item. Replacement costs vary by book and the library charges a $10 fee to process the replaced material. If the lost item is found, it can be returned for a refund of cost minus the processing fee and fines accrued before payment. Books that are found after 60 days are considered the property of the borrower, and no refunds will be given.

Student Account Holds

A student charged for lost or damaged materials will have a hold placed on his or her account. This hold prevents the student from checking out other materials, getting transcripts, receiving grades and registering for classes. When the item is returned and/or paid for the hold will be removed.

Services for Students and Faculty  

  • Check-out/Check-in
  • Reserve materials
  • Library cards
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Inter-library loan
  • Research/reference help
  • Photocopy service
  • Quiet study 
  • Internet access
  • Check-out/check-in/circulation

Check-out/Check-in/Circulation 

Books and circulating serials can be checked out for two weeks, with two additional two-week renewal periods possible. Patrons can only check out five 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 book drop when the Library is closed. The book drop is located at the northeast corner of the building.

Quiet Study

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 DVDs 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 Monroe County Community College doesn’t own, the Library is able to borrow those materials from any number of other libraries. Forms for requesting inter-library loan materials are available at the circulation desk. Inter-library loan may take some time, however, so allow at least 10 days.

Internet Access

The Library has 29 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). 

Library Wi-Fi
Select: “monroeccc” as your wireless network
Students and employees: Log in with your assigned user name and current password.
Guest Log-in:
Username: mcccguest
Password: guestmccc

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 also offer e-mail reference service via “Ask a Librarian.”

Information Literacy

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.

Photocopies

The Library has one machine that charges 25 cents a page.

DVD Titles

DVD titles can be searched using the Catalog Search. DVDs can be requested at the Circulation Desk. Select DVDs can be checked out for a two-day period, while others must be viewed in the Library. Have the DVD number identifying the title for quick service.