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About the Library: Borrowing

Borrowing of Library Materials

Library Cards

An active library card (MCC college ID) is required to borrow Library materials.

For Alumni & Community Members

To receive a Community Member Library card, please complete the Library Patron Form (available from Library Services Desk) and present a photo id and documentation with a current address.

Loan Periods

  • Books - 3 weeks
  • Videos - 3 days
  • Journals, Magazines, Newspapers - Library Use Only
  • Reference materials - Library Use Only
  • Anatomy Models - Library Use Only


Materials may be renewed by phone or in person on or before the due date.  Failure to return materials in a timely manner may result in a replacement fine and bill issued to borrower.  All materials must be returned and all replacement fines paid before the end of the semester, or hold will be placed on accounts with the Bursar's office, resulting in delayed grades, diploma's, etc. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

For Current Students, Faculty, and Staff

Items that are not located at this Library can be obtained through interlibrary loan from other CCSNH libraries, or libraries within the United States. Interlibrary Loan items may take up to two weeks to arrive. Plan ahead for materials that will be needed for papers and projects.

For Alumni & Community Members

Interlibrary loan is not available for alumni and community members.

More information about Interlibrary Loan.

Course Reserves

Many instructors will place items on "course reserve" for students to use. Reserve items are kept at the Library Services Desk and can be checked out for a period of two hours. A library card (MCC ID) is required to borrow reserve materials. To see all books on reserve, see the online Course Reserves guide.


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Returning Library Materials

Book Drop

There are two book drops in which to return materials:

  • On the side of the Library Services Desk facing the entrance.
  • Outside the Learning Commons entrance. 

Overdue Materials / Fees

The Library does not charge for overdue materials.  However, library users will receive several notices with instructions to return overdue items.  Users who fail to return overdue materials after an extended period of time will be billed.  Students with outstanding books or fines will have a hold placed on their accounts through the Bursar's Office, preventing registration for classes, graduation, etc. 

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