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MCC Library Vision:

The MCC Library supports teaching and learning and helps students succeed in college, careers, and life.

How we fulfill our vision: MCC Library provides welcoming workspaces, resources and technology to support teaching, learning and love of reading. Our expert instruction strengthens research skills that are useful for students in their scholarly and professional work and their lives.

Did You Know?

  • MCC students carry computers in their pockets. As of July 2018, 22% of users and 13% of sessions on the MCC Library website are from mobile devices, predominantly phones.
  • 90% of MCC Library resources are electronic. Our print collection is small by comparison. We have 17,000 books but 150,000 ebooks!
  • MCC Librarians teach. We create resources and prepare lessons about information literacy, one of MCC's core learning outcomes.
  • The MCC Library is the largest campus employer of work-study students. They help us keep a services desk open 60+ hours per week.

Evidence of Library Impact on Student Success

Here are some highlights from the Association of College and Research Libraries report cited  below:

•Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework.

•Library use increases student success.

•Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning.

•Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes.

•Library research consultations boost student learning.

Association of College and Research Libraries. Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects. Prepared by Karen Brown with contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017. Published online at www.acrl.ala.org/value.

In 2017, a Community College Libraries and Librarians and Student Success study came out, providing evidence that principles of "embedded" librarianship, where librarians and faculty closely collaborate, boosts student success.

Library Privileges

For Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Current students, faculty, and staff have access to the library space, print resources, and technology (computers, printers, copiers) during the library's operating hours. Electronic resources are available 24/7 via the Library's website.

For Alumni & Community Members

Alumni and community members have access to the library space, print resources, computers, and coin-operated photo copier.  See the computer use policy for more information.

MCC Learning Commons

The MCC Learning Commons is a collaboration among the following:

Together, the departments support students' learning by providing access to learning technologies, expert research assistance, print and online research resources, IT help, writing and tutoring help, academic, career and transfer advising, accessibility advising, and multiple study spaces for individual and group learners.

The space, resources, and services in a common area promote an active and collaborative learning environment. 

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MCC Library Online Resources

To access online resources such as databases, articles, ejournals and eBooks, please see the Library's home page.

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