Help for Students & Faculty
The friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Library can help students and faculty alike locate the educational materials they need for their class work. Please feel free to ask them for help in finding those elusive articles.
Faculty Librarians are available most of the Library open hours to help students find information to support their class work. Librarians also provide tours and orientations for instructors and work collaboratively with faculty on discipline-specific assignments and search tools.
Materials on Reserve
Some instructors place textbooks and other materials on reserve in the Library for their students to read for class assignments. The instructor reserve section of the Library is located behind the circulation desk. Please ask a Reference Librarian for help in using the automated catalog to locate the call number for the reserve material you want. When you have the call number, you can take it to the circulation desk to have the reserve materials pulled for you. Please have your student body card ready. The Library does not purchase textbooks. The only textbooks available are those provided by instructors.
In addition to open study areas and tables, individual carrels, and comfortable easy chairs, the Library has 12 student study rooms for individual or small group use. There are also two meeting rooms that seat 25 and a media viewing room that can be reserved in advance for groups larger than eight.
Over 70 computer stations are available for student use and have access through the
MC Portal to the Internet, Britannica OnLine, SIRS, Lexis Nexis Academic Universe,
Ethnic Newswatch, and an e-book collection of over 15,000 titles. These computer stations
also provide access to Microsoft Office applications, including Word and PowerPoint.
Technology for use in the Library includes microfilm reader-printers, VHS / DVD viewers,
and CD players. Interlibrary loan is available to students and staff.