Policies and procedures
Return of materials
Traces on missing materials
Change of address
Holds on materials
Inter-branch transfer of materials
Lost and found
Cell phone use.
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.
- Books, CDs,
and cassettes are loaned to students for 21 days. Pamphlets, DVD's and
videos are loaned for 14 days.
- Books, CDs,
and cassettes are loaned to faculty/staff/administrators for 28
days. Pamphlets, DVD's and videos are loaned for 14 days. Periodicals
are loaned for 1 week.
Blocking from borrowing.
- All patrons
are blocked from borrowing when they accrue $3.00 in fines or lost
- All patrons
are blocked from borrowing when 1 item is overdue. The library sends
three overdue notices.
hold will be placed on a studentís academic record for not returning
are billed for replacement costs when materials become missing
are forwarded to the Bursar and a Collection Agency for action.
following replacement costs will be charged:
cassettes, DVD's, videos and CDs: $35.00 per item minimum,
(including HHRC pamphlets): $5.00 per item minimum,
plus $5.00 processing fee.
$10.00 per item minimum, and a $5.00 processing fee.
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.
on Missing Materials.
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.
Change of Address.
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.
Holds on Materials.
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
In the online catalog, the display will indicate DCC as follows:
SUNY MCC Damon City Campus-
0012-3938 City LB3946.G34 1995
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.
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
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
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.
- Rochester Regional Library Council
ACCESS CARD: The Rochester Regional Library Council is a
cooperative program that allows faculty, staff, and graduate students
to borrow materials from many local college and business libraries.
At the Brighton campus, ACCESS card application forms are
available at the Service Desk.
MCC Foundation (alumni): All MCC Foundation
card holders are extended borrowing privileges at the library.
All MCC graduates are automatically members of the MCC Foundation
for 1 year after graduation. After that year, alumni may continue
to be members of the Foundation for an annual donation of $30
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
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:
- If you are teaching a class at the Brighton
Campus, call the LVG Library Circulation Desk at 292-2303.
- If you are teaching a class at the Damon
City Campus, call the DCC Library Circulation desk, at 262-1413.
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.