Welcome to the Library

The MMCC Charles A. Amble Library has two locations. You can visit us on the first floor of the Harrison Campus or the Mount Pleasant Campus.

In addition to our extensive physical collection of books, the Library provides a wide variety of services to assist faculty, staff, and students in their academic and educational pursuits.

Please email lls@midmich.edu for assistance.

Library Collection

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

The Mount 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 MMCC'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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.


Interlibrary Loans

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

ACCESS THE LIBRARY CATALOG

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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