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JKC: Welcoming Students Returning to Campus: Library Info and Links

The JKC Library is excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff returning to campus!

10 Things to Know About the College Library

  1.  Ask a Librarian
    • Discuss your research with one of our knowledgeable librarians to help you find articles, books, and other resources. When the library is closed, you can still get help by emailing or asking a librarian via the LibChat widget as seen on the library's main page.
  2. The Library Website
    • Use the library's website to locate both online and physical resources in the library. You can also find library hours, APA/MLA citation help, contact information, and resources guides for a number of subject areas.
  3. Databases and MerSearch
    • Use these to locate articles and other information. Many databases focus on specific subject areas. If you need a quick look across multiple databases, use MerSearch on the library's website page. When you are off campus, log in to use these resources with your MyMercer username and password.
  4. Circulation
    • Circulation is the main desk at the front of the library. Ask the helpful staff here to gain access to study room, obtain textbooks, check out books or for help with anything else. You can get reserve items (like books and articles that your professor has set aside for your class to use) here too. 
  5. Textbooks
    • The library has textbooks for many MCCC courses. Textbooks are available at both the West Windsor and James Kerney Campus libraries and are for use only in the library. Current textbooks cannot be taken out of the library and there is a two-hour limit for textbooks when others are waiting to use the same textbook. Older copies may be available at the circulation desk for outside library use. Ask for textbooks (by course number) at Circulation.
  6. Computers, Printing, & Copying
    • Whether you need to write a paper, go online, or check your student email, the computer lab located within both libraries has computer for you to use. If you need to print out any of your work, there is a 10 cent per page charge. You may pay for printing using cash or credit card. The library also has photocopiers for your convenience. Black and white copies are 10 cents each and color copies are 20 cents each. 
  7. Laptops
    • If you would prefer to do your work on a laptop, the library has laptops to use within the library. Ask at Circulation to use a laptop. You will need to present your student ID card (with a current semester sticker) to obtain a laptop. There is a two-hour limit for laptops when others are waiting to use one.
  8. Study Rooms
    • Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, only 1-2 people are allowed in the study room at this time. Ask at Circulation to use a study room. Markers and erasers are also available at Circulation. A student ID card is required to use the study rooms. 
  9. Quiet Study
    • The library has a quiet study area for those times when you need to be able to focus on your work. The James Kerney Campus uses the back alcove and Study Room for quiet study, while the West Windsor Campus has a designated quiet study area located past the bookshelves in the back of the library.
  10. Interlibrary Loan
    • If we don't have what you need in the library, we can get it for you to use via the library's Interlibrary Loan service. Through this service, the library can obtain articles and books that you may need for your coursework. Ask a librarian or library staff about Interlibrary Loan. 

Access to the Trenton Free Public Library

Students who take classes at the James Kerney Campus may borrow resources from the Trenton Free Public Library which is located across the street from the James Kerney Campus. The JKC library technician will assist in identifying if the resource is available and will provide directions on the borrowing process. A valid MCCC student ID card must be presented when requesting to borrow a resource. All rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in effect by the Trenton Free Public Library must be honored. Any fines or fees accrued at the Trenton Free Public Library must be paid directly to that library. Fees or fines not paid will be added to a student’s account at MCCC. Find out more about the Trenton Free Public Library here.


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