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Interior views of both libraries on the Harrison and Mount Pleasant Campuses. On the left, three students sit at desktop machines in a sectioned computer pool. On the right, The Mount Pleasant Campus has multiple study tables and computers set up surrounding the circular information desk, where the staff work.

Welcome to the Library


In response to the COVID-19 risk, please rely on the temporary information below as long as this message appears.

As of March 19, the Libraries, learning services, and testing centers on both campuses will be closed until May 2. The College is still providing virtual access and assistance.

  • Interlibrary loans have been suspended through April 30.
  • For online databases, students or faculty without a Library/student I.D. card should use a generic barcode number that can be used to authenticate into the Electronic Research Database: 23243004626908
  • In-house computers for research and internet access are available at both campuses* (Mt. Pleasant Doan Center and Harrison South Entrance, Door #1)
  • Laptop checkouts are available in very limited amounts. We encourage only those students with no other device access to check these out. Requests can be made through a HelpDesk ticket.

If you have questions contact the LLS at or

Read the latest Mid Michigan College COVID-19 updates.

Mid's Charles A. Amble Library has two locations. You can visit us on the first floor of each campus. In addition to our collection of books, the Library provides a wide variety of services to assist faculty, staff, and students in their academic and educational pursuits.

Library Collection

The Harrison Campus collection boasts several thousand physical books for your use. The collection includes nonfiction books, reference books, biographies, fiction, paperbacks, records and cassettes, instructional videos,and audio books.

The Mt. Pleasant campus offers a smaller collection of nonfiction titles and reference books. Material can be checked out and returned at both locations.

Library of Congress Classification System

All material housed on the Harrison and Mount Pleasant campuses is cataloged using the Library of Congress classification system. Like the Dewey Decimal system, the LOC system is an alpha-numeric call number that makes it easy to locate books and other materials on the shelves.

An example of an LOC system call number would be DS559.45.H35. Call numbers are located on the spines of the book.

Click here for more detailed information on the LOC Classification System

Copyright Information

In recent years there has been a lot of regulations and legislation put in place to prevent and punish any copyright infringement, intentional or otherwise. So it is necessary that you be aware of just what is allowed, and what could result in huge fines and even jail time.

Visit Mid's Copyright Policies for more information on Copyright and and how it affects you as a student and an instructor.

Collections & Borrowing

A patron may check out a total of five items at a time. Typical check out time for books and other materials is three weeks.
*(Different rules apply for Laptops and Kindles & Multimedia and Digital Collections) -- see below.


Non-Fiction books are available at both the Harrison and Mount Pleasant Campuses. In Harrison they are housed on the right hand side of the main area of the library. In Mount Pleasant they are housed in the LLS.

These books can be checked out for three weeks at a time.


Fiction books are available at the Harrison and Mount Pleasant Campuses. They are housed along the right hand wall of the main area of the library. In Mount Pleasant they are housed in the LLS.

These books can be checked out a total of three weeks at a time.


Biography books are only available at the Harrison Campus. They are housed on the right hand side of the main area of the library.

These books can be checked out a total of three weeks at a time.


Reference books are available at both the Harrison Campus and the Mount Pleasant Campuses. In Harrison they are housed on the right hand side of the main area. In Mount Pleasant they are housed in the LLS.

Reference material cannot be checked out.


Paperback Fiction books are available at the Harrison and Mount Pleasant Campuses. In Harrison, they are housed next to the Writing and Reading Center. In Mount Pleasant, they are housed in the LLS.

These books can be checked out for three weeks at a time.

Late Return Policy

There is a flat $5.00 fee for late items. If an item is not returned, returned damaged or reported lost the patron will be charged the late fee in addition to a replacement fee.

Multimedia and Digital Collections

DVDs are available at the Harrison Campus for on campus use only.

Math and Accounting Tutorial DVDs are available to students. These can be checked out for 48 hours.

There is an extensive digital movie collection available to both students and instructors at both LLS locations. This content cannot be accessed off-campus. Contact an LLS team member to inquire which movies are available or to set up an appointment to view a title.

Business Studies Resources

A recent collaboration between the Mid Michigan College Business & Professional Studies Academic Department and the Mid Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has resulted in a Business Studies Resource area in the library on the Mt. Pleasant Campus of Mid Michigan College. Over 350 books donated by the SBDC and business faculty, as well as new subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, are just a few of the resources that have been assembled with more materials added often.
Questions? Contact Amy Fisher at or (989) 386-6657.

Laptop and Kindle Rental

Laptops and Kindles are available for checkout at both the Harrison and Mount Pleasant location.

To check out a laptop or a Kindle, simply visit either location to see if any are available.

You must be in good standing with the Library to check out either piece of equipment. You must have a Student ID/Library Card to check out these items. A refundable $10.00 deposit is required.

Laptops are available for a 48 hour period. If you check out a laptop on Monday it would be due on Wednesday. The only exception would be Thursday and Friday. The due date would be the following Monday since the college is closed over the weekend. Laptops can be renewed once per checkout. There is a 24 hour waiting period between laptop checkouts.

Kindles are available for a 2-week check out period with an additional one week renewal. Note there is a waiting list available if all Kindles are currently checked out.

Laptops and Kindles must be returned to the location they were checked out from before 4:00 PM. If you fail to return the laptop or Kindle on time, your deposit will not be refunded. Laptops are unavailable over semester breaks. Kindles, however, are available over breaks.

Mobile HotSpot Loaner Request Application

Mid Michigan College's Student Wellness and Equity team may offer mobile 'HotSpots' to some students based on need. Eligibility is limited. Please complete this form to place your request for consideration.

HotSpot Loan Request Application

Interlibrary Loans

InterLibrary Loan is the practice of requesting a book or other item from one library and having it shipped to another library.


The 14 digit library barcode number is required to request material, which is found on your Student ID.

Material requested through InterLibrary Loans cannot be renewed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for books to arrive as they are first mailed to the Harrison campus before they are mailed down to the Mount Pleasant Campus for student check-out.

You must contact the Mount Pleasant LLS if you wish to pick up your books from Mount Pleasant.

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