The library was built along with the rest of the main campus here in Brighton. Ground-breaking took place on June 11, 1965 with a slated completion date of September 1967. Construction problems delayed the “official” opening of the campus until September of 1968. The library was up and running at that time.
There are three floors open to the college community that total 51,843 square feet. That includes EVERYTHING within the exterior walls. An additional floor (beneath the main floor) consists of approximately 2200 square feet and is not open to the public. This area is devoted to storage and the College Archives preservation lab.
The library is officially known as the Leroy V. Good Library and is named after our first president. He died on September 14, 1972 while still holding the office of president. The dedication of the library, in his honor, took place on May 18, 1973.
Departments and Staff
The mission of the MCC Libraries is to instruct a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in access to and evaluation of resources which enhance the curriculum, give access to research scholarship, and support a core collection to encourage critical thinking.
Library Administration provides management, leadership, coordination and budgetary control for both campus libraries. This department actively pursues the means and methods to provide quality service to support curriculum, the mission and vision of the college community as it relates to libraries. We seek to be innovative and with excellence and equality of service as goals. Partnering and local, regional and statewide cooperation are essential elements to our approach.
The following people can be found in the Administrative offices:
The Circulation/Reference One-Point Service Desk is found near the exit doors on the second (main) floor of the Leroy V. Good Library. All materials must be checked out through the Circulation Desk via the library's automated circulation system. The Circulation staff checks materials out and in, manages the reserve collection, processes trace and hold requests, receives payment for lost library materials, issues temporary library cards to special populations, answers questions about fines and charges, receives lost and found items, and places book transfers to and from the Damon City Campus. The desk staff is trained to answer directional questions and manage Circulation Services, but will refer all other research information requests to the Information/Reference Desk.
Besides being responsible for all activities at the Circulation Desk, the Circulation staff is responsible for maintaining the book stacks on the 3rd and 4th floors. To keep materials in their proper places, Circulation student assistants are assigned sections of the book stacks where they are trained to shelve, straighten, and read the shelves for correct order. If you are having trouble finding an item, stop at the Circulation Desk where an assistant would be happy to help you.
As to serials, this department oversees the operation of the automated serials control system, which includes ten functions central to serials work. The Information Resources Committee (IRC) is responsible for the selection of new periodical titles for acquisition, many times in conjunction with other librarians, faculty and students. The serials staff enters new subscriptions, cancels subscriptions, maintains order records and check-in records. Periodicals statistics are compiled, and periodicals backfiles maintained. Superseded issues are disposed of. Communications with serials vendors are also coordinated.
The following people can be found in Circulation:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service which helps MCC faculty, staff and students obtain items not owned by the MCC libraries.
The following people can be found in Interlibrary Loan:
The Reference Department's staff provides reference services to the college community, including mediated bibliographic searches, library instruction and library use guides.
The following people can be found in the Reference Department:
The Technical Services Department of the Leroy V. Good Library consists of two major library divisions: Cataloging and Acquisitions (collection development). The department is primarily concerned with the selection, purchasing, receiving and processing of all library materials.
The following people can be found in the Technical Services Department:
The DCC Learning Commons combines library services with a computer lab for a truly complete learning environment.
The following library staff can be found in the DCC Learning Commons:
The following people can be found in Archives and Records Management:
Summer Hours (5/28 - 8/16). Please call or see special signage for holiday and exam week hours.