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<p>See below for answers to frequently asked questions about our reopening. Don't see your question? Reach out to libraries@monroecc.edu or visit <a href="https://libguides.monroecc.edu/covid19">2020-2021 MCC Libraries Updates, Resources, and Services</a>.</p>

<p><strong>General FAQ</strong></p>

<p><strong>When are the MCC Libraries open?</strong></p>

<p>The LeRoy V. Good Library (Brighton Campus) will be open to the MCC community by appointment starting Tuesday, January 5, 2021. See our hours on the <a href="https://libguides.monroecc.edu/about/hours">library website</a> or the library tab on myMCC. The Anne Kress Learning Commons (Downtown Campus) will remain closed through Intersession.</p>

<p><strong>How do I make an appointment to visit the library?</strong></p>

<p>You must make a reservation any time that you visit the library or learning commons. You can make a reservation to use the printer, scanner, a computer, or a table, or to pick up materials.</p>

<p><a href="https://libguides.monroecc.edu/seats">Reserve Seats, Computers, and Material Pick-Up Times</a></p>

<p><strong>What are you doing to protect library visitors and staff?</strong></p>

<ul>
<li>Library visitors and staff are required to maintain six feet of distance from others and wear face masks.</li>
<li>The number of people allowed in our spaces at one time will be restricted. Access to the LeRoy V. Good Library is limited to the main floor. Seating is limited to one chair per table. Seating is limited, which is why we ask that you limit your use to two hours.</li>
<li>Food and drink is not allowed. Use only the designated spaces on campus for eating and drinking.</li>
<li>Plexiglass barriers are installed at the Service Desks.</li>
<li>Please wipe down any computer, table surface, or equipment you use. Hand sanitizer stations, disinfectant spray bottles, and paper towels will be available in our spaces.</li>
<li>Spaces will be thoroughly cleaned each evening.</li>
</ul>

<p><strong>How can I get library help?</strong></p>

<p>Library help is available through <a href="http://libguides.monroecc.edu/ask">online chat</a>, email at libraries at libraries@monroecc.edu, or phone at 292-2303 (Brighton Campus). You can also <a href="https://monroecc.libcal.com/appointments?lid=4255&amp;g=9671">make an appointment </a>to get research help from a librarian through Zoom.</p>

<p><strong>Can I use public computers and printers?</strong></p>

<p>Yes. If you want to use a computer to take an online or remote class, be sure to bring headphones. Our printers, scanners, and copiers will be available as well.</p>

<p><strong>Can I study in the library?</strong></p>

<p>Our spaces are available for individual study. Study rooms will not be available. Group study will not be permitted in order to ensure social distancing. However, you may want to make use of <a href="https://www.circleinapp.com/monroecc">CircleIn</a>, a studying app and website where students can study online together.</p>

<p><strong>Can I access library books?</strong></p>

<p>Members of the MCC community can borrow materials by completing <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOiL_s9g9AHLx1piPJPM92ZPsgX-lVyezdrZmopFL5wzIb_g/viewform">this form</a>. Library staff will retrieve the materials from the shelves and have them ready for you to pick up. Please do not come to the library or learning commons until you have <a href="https://libguides.monroecc.edu/seats">scheduled a pick-up time</a> with library staff.</p>

<p><strong>How do I return library items?</strong></p>

<p>Brighton Campus: please place your library returns in the book drop located between Building 2 (LeRoy V. Good Library) and Building 11.</p>

<p><strong>Are course reserves available?</strong></p>

<p>Reserve textbooks will be available for students to check out for use in the library. We strongly encourage you to wash your hands before and after use. If you need a chapter or pages from a reserve textbook and are off-campus, a library staff member will provide you with access within fair use guidelines. Email us libraries@monroecc.edu for more information.</p>

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MCC Daily Tribune

LeRoy V. Good Library Open By Appointment Starting January 5th!

The MCC Libraries are reopening for the Intersession 2021 semester.

See below for answers to frequently asked questions about our reopening. Don't see your question? Reach out to libraries@monroecc.edu or visit 2020-2021 MCC Libraries Updates, Resources, and Services.

General FAQ

When are the MCC Libraries open?

The LeRoy V. Good Library (Brighton Campus) will be open to the MCC community by appointment starting Tuesday, January 5, 2021. See our hours on the library website or the library tab on myMCC. The Anne Kress Learning Commons (Downtown Campus) will remain closed through Intersession.

How do I make an appointment to visit the library?

You must make a reservation any time that you visit the library or learning commons. You can make a reservation to use the printer, scanner, a computer, or a table, or to pick up materials.

Reserve Seats, Computers, and Material Pick-Up Times

What are you doing to protect library visitors and staff?

  • Library visitors and staff are required to maintain six feet of distance from others and wear face masks.
  • The number of people allowed in our spaces at one time will be restricted. Access to the LeRoy V. Good Library is limited to the main floor. Seating is limited to one chair per table. Seating is limited, which is why we ask that you limit your use to two hours.
  • Food and drink is not allowed. Use only the designated spaces on campus for eating and drinking.
  • Plexiglass barriers are installed at the Service Desks.
  • Please wipe down any computer, table surface, or equipment you use. Hand sanitizer stations, disinfectant spray bottles, and paper towels will be available in our spaces.
  • Spaces will be thoroughly cleaned each evening.

How can I get library help?

Library help is available through online chat, email at libraries at libraries@monroecc.edu, or phone at 292-2303 (Brighton Campus). You can also make an appointment to get research help from a librarian through Zoom.

Can I use public computers and printers?

Yes. If you want to use a computer to take an online or remote class, be sure to bring headphones. Our printers, scanners, and copiers will be available as well.

Can I study in the library?

Our spaces are available for individual study. Study rooms will not be available. Group study will not be permitted in order to ensure social distancing. However, you may want to make use of CircleIn, a studying app and website where students can study online together.

Can I access library books?

Members of the MCC community can borrow materials by completing this form. Library staff will retrieve the materials from the shelves and have them ready for you to pick up. Please do not come to the library or learning commons until you have scheduled a pick-up time with library staff.

How do I return library items?

Brighton Campus: please place your library returns in the book drop located between Building 2 (LeRoy V. Good Library) and Building 11.

Are course reserves available?

Reserve textbooks will be available for students to check out for use in the library. We strongly encourage you to wash your hands before and after use. If you need a chapter or pages from a reserve textbook and are off-campus, a library staff member will provide you with access within fair use guidelines. Email us libraries@monroecc.edu for more information.

 

Katherine Ghidiu
Library
01/04/2021