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MCCC Libraries Student Guide Fall 2021: Library Overview

Here you will find information on library hours and access to services, resources and ways to contact staff for assistance.

Introduction

The MCCC libraries serve the college's students, faculty and staff. In doing so, we provide access to information and academic resources in support of our curricula and programs through the use of our collections, space, and services. The COVID-19 pandemic has required some changes in our traditional services and operational practices. These changes are based on College, local, state, and federal recommendations, as well as best practices specific to libraries. 

The health of everyone we serve and the health of library staff is the primary concern of the institution and this department. Accordingly, we appreciate your understanding as services and library seating is arranged to maximize everyone's care and safety.   

Listed below are changes to library operations designed with safety and caution as the essential guide for the work done on your behalf. We ask all who visit the library to please comply with the College's policy that all should wear masks while on campus and in campus buildings. For your added convenience if you cannot wear a mask, we offer remote services such as reference chat, Zoom video conferencing, email and soon to be offered pre-scheduled curbside pickups.  

Library Hours Beginning September 7, 2021

 The MCCC Libraries

West Windsor Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8AM - 8PM

Friday: 8AM - 5PM

Saturday: 9AM - 12PM

James Kerney Library Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9AM - 5PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

 

Lobby pickup available at Security when the library is closed and you have made a request for resources.

 

 

New or Modified Services

New or Modified MCCC Library Operations

Entry to the Library will be limited to safe occupancies numbers

Due to seating limitations, an online reservation process will start shortly where it is advisablte to reserve seats for services such as: the open computer lab, printing/copying, accessing the textbook collection, and access to the quiet study area. Sorry, the group study rooms are not available.

Please observe 6 ft social distancing courtesies

MCCC Valid ID Is Required for Entry in any of the MCCC libraries

Face Coverings are Required where the both the nose and mouth are covered.

Limited Short-term Study Seating

Limited In-Person Technology & Reference Assistance

Contactless Self-Checkout is available at both campus libraries

Lobby pick-up can be arranged at any time Monday-Saturday 

 

New and Modified Library Services

We're Back! by Dave Coleman for The Australian Graphic Supply Co  

 

and hope to see you soon!

This guide can answer many questions you may have about the MCCC libraries. Just click on the tabs above to learn more about our services, resources and we can support your learning goals.

 

Here's the link to the library's main web page:

 MCCC Library Webpage

Here're the Services We Offer

Reference Assistance

You may visit us in the libraries for reference assistance or you can:

                        Email us: library@mccc.edu

                     OR  

Reference Chat:  9AM – 4PM Monday - Friday

https://www.mccc.edu/student_library.shtml

                     OR

Zoom (request by appointment) library@mccc.edu

 

Spaces, Services and Collections

Spaces, Services, and Collections

Here's what we have for you. 

Seating

Furniture placement has been modified in order to facilitate physical distancing. Most MCCC library spaces are now only available for those engaged in short-term research and information activities.

Access to Computers

Use of computers resources will require advance reservations as soon as the scheduler is in place. Please check our reservations webpage.

Access to photocopiers

Photocopiers will be accessible at 10 cents per page. The machines accept cash, coins, and debit/credit cards.

Services and Instruction

Library services for check-outs, reference and instruction, and computer lab use have been modified in order to facilitate physical distancing and still provide the highest level of service. Please follow signs, ask staff for clarification, and understand that we ask your  patience as we work to provide our services as safely as possible.

Detailed technology and reference questions are best answered using phone or video consultation appointments.

In addition to the alterations in the physical spaces and the distancing requirements during face-to-face interactions, we have new options for lobby pickups, Zoom and chat reference appointments, and online information literacy instruction. We urge you to utilize our email for assistance and questions: library@mccc.edu.

Textbooks on Reserve  and General Circulation Resources

The libraries strive to have textbooks from the MCCC bookstore for courses with the heaviest enrollments. These textbooks are for two-hour use in the library only. 

Our general circulating collection may be borrowed for 21days. Fines for overdue materials are 10 cents per day.

Self-Service Check-out

All resources that qualify for loan, except reserve textbooks and materials, are to be checked-out using the self-check-out terminals near the circulation desks. Directions clearly explain how to check out resources without assistance from library staff. Items are to be returned in the book bin located outside of the Welcome Center at WW and across from the Security deak at JKC. Please do not bring materials inside the library when returning them.

Director of Library Services

Are You Library Ready?

Library Ready?

Completed an MCCC Symptom Tracker to bring to the library

Wearing a properly fitting face covering over your nose and mouth at all times that you are in the library

Frequently wash/sanitize your hands, especially before and after handling library materials

Avoid touching your face

Wearing Your MCCC Valid ID So it is Visible At All Times

Use outdoor Library Book Return bins for resources you have checked out from the circulating collection

Observe occupancy Limits

Maintain 6 feet distances

Please no food or beverages in the library