MCC Library Relocation, Spring 2018

From December 21 until approximately the end of the Spring 2018 semester, the Library will temporarily relocate during the installation of a new sprinkler system, ceiling, and lights.

 

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What services are available during this renovation?

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Services such as Library databases and tools, research help, library instruction, computer access, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and printing will largely be the same. However, browsing of materials will not be possible in person, and study space will be more limited. Traditional photocopying will not be available, but new scanners will allow users to print scanned documents. Lending to other libraries (via interlibrary loan and LMxAC holds) will also be limited.
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Where are the DVDs?

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As with all types of materials currently in the Library building, DVDs can be borrowed by requesting them in person (from staff in IRC), by phone at 732.906.4253, or by email at refmcclibrary@gmail.com We will need your name, email address or other contact information, and item requested (title and call number). If you don't have all of the item information, don't hesitate to contact us, and we will be sure to help fill in those blanks. Please Note: The HOLD link in the Library’s catalog will not work for DVDs.

 

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Where can I study with a group?

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Group study is available in three Learning Center study rooms, IRC 228, 229, and 230. In addition, throughout the Learning Center are tables that may be used for group study. 

In addition to spaces in the the Learning Center and JLC 241, lounge/study spaces are available in several locations throughout campus.  

  • Crabiel Hall (student lounge): Monday to Friday, until 10 PM; Saturday until 6 PM; closed on Sunday.
  • South Hall (atrium area and student lounge): Monday to Friday, until 10 PM; Saturday until 6 PM; closed on Sunday.
  • College Center lounge and cafeterias (especially Cafeteria A), unless an event is booked, Monday to Friday, until 10 PM.
  • Raritan Hall 137 Monday to Friday, until 10 PM.
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Where will Library Services be moved to during the Spring 2018 ceiling renovation?

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The Library will move to the Learning Center, IRC 241, during our ceiling renovation. We will be located there from December 21 through spring graduation. The Library will also occupy Johnson Learning Center 241 as a study space.
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Will the Library hours change during Winter session and Spring 2018 semesters?

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Based on the College's schedule, the Library in the Learning Center will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26th, and again on Monday, January 1, 2018. On the days we are open during Christmas and New Year's weeks, we will be open from 7:45 AM to 5 PM.  

Winter session runs from December 27 to January 12. Our  hours are Monday to Friday, 7:45 AM to 5 PM; we are closed on the weekends.

Spring term hours are Monday to Thursday, 7:45 AM to 10 PM; Friday, 7:45 AM to 5 PM; Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM; and Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM. The quiet study room, JLC 241, will be open Monday to Friday only.

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Where can I study quietly?

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Quiet Study: 
The Learning Center offers a number of study carrels and tables to the left of the service desk for quiet study. If you share a table in this area, note that it is intended for individual study, not group study

JLC 241 is designated as the Library’s quiet study room for up to 36 students at any one time. A staff person will monitor this area. 

 

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As a community patron with an LMxAC card, can I still borrow material from the Library?

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Cardholders from the LMxAC public libraries may request materials held by MCC Library for personal pick up only.  Please check the Library Catalog to verify whether we own the item(s), then contact the Library in person, by phone at 732.906.4253, or by email at refmcclibrary@gmail.com. We will need your name, home library, library card number, email address or other contact information, and item requested (title and call number). Once we retrieve the material, typically within 2 business days, we will contact you for a pick up.

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Where can I make photocopies?

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Traditional photocopying will not be available. However, new scanning machines are available that can scan to print using the College's GoPrint system. If you are a student, the printed scan will be charged to your GoPrint account, as if you were printing from a computer. If you are not an MCC student or staff member, you will need to create a PayPal GoPrint purse in order to print. For more information, please refer to the Printing guide or ask at one of the service desks.

 

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How can I borrow books? How can I access book material?  Where do I go?

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Some books will be available onsite for borrowing. Materials that can be browsed include some reference materials, graphic novels, legal resources and magazines. Course reserve materials are held in a restricted area, but will be available to borrow onsite.

Although Library users are not permitted to enter the Library building, we will be retrieving requested items from the regular collection for your use.   See 'How do I request Books & DVDs.' We will have them available for you to pick up at the main service desk in the IRC Learning Center. We will call you when the book is available. To borrow it, you will need to bring your MCC ID to the Learning Center.

And remember, we have over 45,000 e-books that are available 24/7 from anywhere. You can find these in the Library’s catalog, or go directly to our largest collection of e-books, ProQuest Ebook Central.  If you are off campus, all you need to read, copy, or download any of our e-books is your MCC Wireless ID and Password.  

 

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When is the Library moving and how are services affected?

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We do not expect an interruption of circulation or reference services during our transition in late December. Spaces and resources will continue to be available as usual. Borrowing (checkout) and reference services will be available in the Library until 10 PM on December 20, 2017.

The Library building will officially be closed to the public beginning December 21, 2017. On December 21, borrowing and reference services will be available in our temporary spring location, the Learning Center, IRC 241. 

 

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How do I request books and DVDs from the Library?

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To request materials held by the Library, please check the Library Catalog to find out if we own it.  Books and DVDs can be requested through this form

You can also request items in person at the Library, or by phone at 732.906.4253.  We will need your name, email address or other contact information, and item requested (title and call number). If you don't have all of the item information, don't hesitate to contact us, and we will be sure to help fill in those blanks. Also, if you are searching the Catalog, you can use the hold link from the item record. Once we pull the material, typically within 2 business days, we will contact you for a pick up.

 

 

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How do I know if a book is available on course reserve? If it's available, how do I access it?

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You can determine if your course materials are available on reserve by clicking on the reserves link from the Library homepage. If it is available, please come to the Library’s temporary service desk in the Learning Center with the course and call numbers. 
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Why is the Library moving?

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The Library will be retrofitted with a new automatic sprinkler system, ceiling tiles, HVAC diffusers, and lights. By leaving the library for the term, the project can be completed as quickly as possible.

 

 

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Where can I get research help?

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Research help will be available in the Learning Center, IRC 241. The librarians will assist you at a table clearly marked as Ask a Librarian near the entrance. One on one research appointments are still available and a librarian will contact you with the precise location where that consultation will be held.

 

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Where can I drop off books after graduation?

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Through December 20, books can be returned inside the Library, or to the book drops on Alumni Drive or at the Library’s entrance. From December 21 until graduation, you may continue to return your books to the book drops on Alumni Drive or at the Library building’s entrance, or at the Library’s temporary main service desk in the Learning Center, IRC 241. 

 

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Can I still borrow materials from other institutions? If so, where can I pick them up?

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Materials not owned by MCC Library may be requested and borrowed from other institutions as before.  Requests may still be placed using the existing forms on the Library’s website or submitted directly from our databases. Requested articles will be sent to your email as before; books and DVDs can be picked up at the main service desk in the Learning Center, IRC 241.

 

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Where are computers available for me to use?

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In the IRC Learning Center, there are 98 computers for use. When not in use for classroom purposes, IRC 239 will be available as an extension of the open lab. In addition, the Library will have 25 laptops which can be borrowed at the service desk. These College-owned laptops will print to the Learning Center printers.

 

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Where are the librarians located?

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Library staff will be distributed throughout the Learning Center. Some may be on a Ask a Librarian desk shift or teaching, or you can find them in their office area. Most full-time librarians will be in room 235. Part time librarians will be in room 236 when on campus.

 

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Are graphic novels still readily available?

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As with all books in the Library building, graphic novels can be borrowed by requesting them in person (from staff in IRC), by phone at 732.906.4253, or by email at refmcclibrary@gmail.com We will need your name, email address or other contact information, and item requested (title and call number). If you don't have all of the item information, don't hesitate to contact us, and we will be sure to help fill in those blanks. Also, if you are searching the Catalog, you can use the hold link from the item record. Once we pull the material, typically within 2 business days, we will contact you for a pick up.

 

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Where are the bathrooms?

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The bathrooms are located in the IRC upper level. As you leave the Learning Center, take a right down the hallway. You will see the restrooms just past the elevators on your right.

 

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