Services for Students

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The Library and Technology Center houses the Library, English & Study Skills Center, and Reading Center.  The Library is on the main floor and third floor. 
The library has a wealth of resources including printed books, e-books, media, and online databases. Computers on both floors in the library offer access to the Internet and a range of software.  

Library & Research Help

Reference Desk (831.646.4262): During library hours a reference librarian is present to provide information and research help such as finding books and articles, or to answer any questions about library services.  IT staff is also present to assist with computer needs.

Circulation Desk (831.646.3098):  check out and return library materials including reserve items, keys for study rooms, library equipment, and other services. 

Research Guides: online guides provide information about a certain topic, subject, or class.  These guides include library materials, images, videos, and websites prepared by MPC librarians.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL): if the library does not have a book or article you need, the library may be able to get the item from another library for you. This process might take 5-10+ working days.  Textbooks cannot be borrowed from other libraries.  Ask at the reference desk for this service.

Video Tutorials: video tutorials available here are prepared by the librarians and include how to use our online databases, find books, cite sources, locate scholarly or peer-review journals, and more.
Borrowing Privileges
MPC students may borrow library materials with an MPC library card. Library cards can be obtained at the Circulation Desk or you can apply for one online using this form. An MPC Library Card allows you to check out library materials such as books, DVDs, and CDs. You can also access the library’s online databases and e-books from on or off-campus with your Lobo account.
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Course Reserves
Materials (textbooks, class readings, exams, etc.) are kept at the circulation desk by instructors for students to check out for a limited time. There are late fees for reserve materials that are returned late. See this page for a list of course reserves.
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Databases
The library's online databases contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. They also provide full-text e-books, images, and reference materials such as dictionaries and general & subject encyclopedias. You can access the databases 24 hours a day from any internet location (off-campus access requires library card).
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Computer Use & Printing
Use your Lobo account to log in to computers in the library. See this page for computer software. Printing is available in black & white only and costs 15 cents per page using a print/copy card.
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Study Rooms
MPC students can check out and reserve library study rooms using their library card. Many of the rooms are equipped with computers, television, DVD players, and whiteboards. Visit the circulation desk  to check out or reserve study rooms. There are late fees for study room keys that are returned late.
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Wifi
Wireless internet access is free in the library. Printing from your wireless device is not available at the moment. MPC wifi is NOT secure. We suggest not to use wireless access to transmit personal data. Visit the reference desk for help connecting to the wireless network.
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Book/Resource Purchase Suggestion
Fill-out the Library Materials Purchase Request form to suggest that the library purchase an item or resource. Requests are reviewed weekly.
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