Student Online Support Services
The MVCC Library is open!
The Library will open to limited entry with 15 visitors at a time. Guests will be allotted 1 hour each day and are asked to complete tasks quickly to allow other users to access the Library. All guests are asked to follow campus safety guidelines including wearing a mask and maintaining social distance. Please visit the Library's Reopening Guidelines page.
Service Flow Chart
Our Library Resources and Services flow chart is a nice visual summary of our services.
We’ve updated our library hours to allow for additional cleaning time for campus staff. We will have in-person and online hours for Fall 2020.
Hours of operation, on campus:
- Monday – Thursday: 8am-8pm
- Friday: 8am-4pm
- Saturday: 9am - 3pm
- Sunday: Noon-4pm
Hours of operation, online:
- Monday – Thursday: 7:30am-10pm
- Friday: 7:30 am-5pm
- Saturday: 9am - 3pm
- Sunday: Noon-4pm
Help? Ask a Librarian
- Need help with research or to find information? Librarians are available online and in the library 7 days/week Contact us on the Library Ask A Librarian Page.
- Starting August 24, students can set up individual research sessions with librarians with this online form.
- If you have any additional questions, check out our Student FAQ page.
- The Library’s social media accounts share resources, news, and tips. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Resources: Articles, Books, Video, and More
“Holding” Books & DVDs for pick up: Students, staff, and faculty can place items on hold and pick them up at the circulation desk in our library.
- Search the library catalog and then click on the “request it” button. We will grab the item from our shelves and have it ready for pick up.
Finding Articles: Access online articles from ourdatabase page.
- Academic Search Complete: Our largest database covering academic, news, and other information.
- News Databases: Major news sources such as the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
- We have specialized databases on many topics including history, psychology, business, sociology, education, criminal justice and more.
E-books and Streaming Video: Students can get access to e-books, audio books, and streaming video.
- University Press Ebooks: 30,000 ebooks on many research topics.
- Ebsco E-Audio Books offers e-audio books through our Ebsco Database. This content will be a bit more scholarly in nature.
- EBSCO E-Books: A collection of e-books on a range of subjects.
- Hoopla has ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and streaming video. This is a good source for leisure content.
- Kanopy is a streaming video service for documentaries and thoughtful TV and Film.
- See all of our E-Book services on our database page.
Curbside pick up: Students, faculty, and staff can request items from the library collection. For more information, visit this guide.
- Students, faculty, and staff have the option to pick up their items curbside by requesting the curbside pick up option in libcal after receiving email confirmation their holds are ready to be picked up.
- Students/Staff will be contacted by a library staff member after making a request.
- Students & staff will be asked to verify their identity by either presenting their student id or driver’s license/state ID at time of pick up.
Guides & Videos on Searching & Databases
If you are stuck, check out our guides and videos!We provide guides and videos to searching specific databases such as Academic Search Complete, PscycArticles, CQ, and more. We also provide guides and videos on searching.
Checked out general collection materials extended
Items checked out to students, staff, and faculty are due on August 31 for MVCC general collection items (not electronics) and August 31 for items borrowed from other libraries (ILL). For questions about your library account or need a renewal on materials please contact our circulation desk at email@example.com or call us during business hours at 708-974-5235 to see if your items can be extended.
Our anatomy models and bone collections are currently unavailable. 360 degree video of the anatomy models will be posted online and will be made available to A&P courses through Canvas. Here are additional alternatives: