Considerate cell phone use is restricted to the main floor of the Brighton campus library. Cell phone ringers are to be silenced (set to vibrate only) when entering the library. There is to be no cell phone use on the 3rd or 4th floors of the library.
A. Loan periods
B. Blocking from borrowing.
C. Transcript Blocks.
An academic hold will be placed on a student’s academic record for not returning library materials.
D. Replacement costs
All materials should be returned directly to a library book drop and should not be left on the Circulation Desk or on library tables. There is a book drop on the north end of the Circulation Desk and another one outside the library on the second floor of the north/south corridor to Building 11. All DVD's, videos, cassettes and reserve materials must be returned directly to the Circulation Desk staff.
If you do not find the item you're looking for on the shelf, and the MCC online catalog indicates that it is not loaned, come to the Circulation Desk with your MCC ID and place a trace on it. A staff member will search the library for the item and notify you when it is found.TOP
If you change your address, please stop at the Circulation Desk to notify a staff member. We will update your address for the library and you can also fill out an address change form for the campus. Address changes that are made on campus will not automatically be forwarded to the library.
If you find an item listed in the MCC online catalog that you would like to check out, first check the screen to see if the item's status is 'available' or 'loaned.' If it is 'available,' you may retrieve it from its place in the book stacks. If it is currently loaned to another patron, you may place a hold on it at the Circulation Desk with your valid MCC ID. When the item is returned, you will be notified and the item will be held for you to check out. Hold requests are filled in the order they are received. Once a hold is placed, the item can not be renewed or checked out to another patron.
While using the online catalog, at the Brighton Campus, you may find materials listed as belonging to the Damon City Campus.
In the online catalog, the display will indicate DCC as follows:
SUNY MCC Damon City Campus- 0012-3938 City LB3946.G34 1995
These items may be requested from the Circulation Desk. You will need a valid MCC ID, and the author or title of the book to be transferred. Items are shipped daily from the Damon City Campus to the Brighton Campus. Once a transfer request is made the system automatically places the item on hold. When the item arrives you will be notified and the item will be held for you at the Circulation Desk. This process also pertains to DCC patrons wanting use of LVG Library materials.
Materials listed in the online catalog as being in either library's Reserve or Reference locations may not be transferred. The display for these types of materials will read as follows:
City Ref E18 .W67 1993 c.2 Reserve item
Students currently enrolled with an MCC ID may borrow from the library. An ID is required to check ALL materials out, whether the materials are used within the building, such as study rooms or newspapers, or are the type that leave the building, such as a regular 4-week book loan. An ID is required to use any of the library materials on Reserve.
An MCC ID may be obtained from the Student Center ID Office, Room 3-133, telephone number 292-2555.
B. Faculty, staff and administration.
Faculty, staff, administrators, faculty emeritus, and adjunct faculty may also borrow materials with a current MCC ID for faculty or staff. The ID cards are valid during the term of employment. Though getting a new MCC ID every semester during the term of employment is not necessary for adjunct faculty, they may need to present documentation to show current employment.
A college ID may be obtained from the Student Center ID Office, Room 3-133, telephone number 292-2555.
C. Other library borrowers.
SUNY: All students currently registered at a SUNY college are eligible to borrow library materials at any SUNY institution. Students should have a current college ID from their home institution and proof of current registration. All SUNY students from university centers, colleges of arts & sciences, community colleges, technical colleges, etc. are qualified.
Personal property is the responsibility of the individual patron. Lost items found in the library are held at the Circulation Desk for a short time. If the items are not claimed, they are sent to the campus lost and found department.
A. What is 'Reserve'?
Professors place books, articles, sample tests or homework solutions on reserve in the library to ensure that large numbers of students can use these items in a short amount of time. These items are checked out for a limited amount of time so that they will be available to many students. The items circulate for 1 hour, 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days, or 5 days. Reserve items checked out by the hour may not leave the library. A valid MCC ID is necessary to check out reserve materials at the Circulation Desk. Fines accrue at $0.25 per hour for hourly loans and $1.00 per day for 1-, 3- or 5-day loans.
B. How do I find Reserve materials?
Reserve materials can be found in the online catalog. If you do not know the author or title of the item, search by SUBJECT KEYWORD for the instructor's name (example, 'Marchese'), course abbreviation (example,'ECO' for economics), or course number (example, '101'). These search elements can be joined with "AND" to make your search more specific(example,'Marchese and ECO and 101'). At Reserve, these materials are arranged on the shelves and files by course number and author/title. Because of the demand on these items, loan periods are shortened, fine rates are higher, and materials can not be held.
C. How do faculty place items on Reserve?
Materials to be placed on reserve for students may include items currently owned by the library and/or by the instructor. It is often helpful to place a copy of the required textbook(s) for a course at the Reserve Desk. All materials must comply with the current copyright guidelines, and, depending on the item, you may be asked to receive permission from the publisher. As the copyright law is very specific, these items are handled individually.
If you have any questions, please call the appropriate library for more information:
Please bring all items you wish to place on reserve to the Circulation/Reserve Desk and fill out a reserve form with class information. Please allow one week for processing. We request that you allot time for your reserve materials to be processed before giving the assignment to your students.
There are 20 study rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Brighton campus library. Ten rooms are reserved for one student and ten are reserved for two or more students. A valid MCC ID is required to sign out the keys at the Circulation Desk. Rooms reserved for two or more students require all students to provide IDs.
All rooms are signed out for two hours on a first-come-first-served basis. Renewals of individual/group study rooms are permitted after 4:00 pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays. Key tags should not leave the library. If rooms are left vacant during a sign-out period, the library staff may vacate a room for use by other students.
Summer Hours (5/28 - 8/16). Please call or see special signage for holiday and exam week hours.