• Library Information

  • MHCC Activity/Library Cards

    If you are a student or an employee, your Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) photo activity card also serves as your library card. Stop by the MHCC library check-out desk at the Gresham Campus and/or the Student Union to get your free photo activity card. The process of checking ID and taking a photo takes a few minutes per patron, so please allow adequate time for large groups requiring activity cards.

    Acceptable assurance of identity for MHCC:

    To obtain your activity card, please bring one of the following with you to the library: one form of picture ID, such as a government issued driver's license or identification (ID) card, permanent resident card, federal/ state/ local governmental ID, US military card, consular card, passport from any nation or a high school ID card.

    If you do not have photo ID, you may bring any two of the following: birth certificate, tribal document, voter registration, lease with name and address, credit or debit card, utility or other bill with name and address, club or organization ID or Social Security card.

    The MHCC Activity/Library Card service is available at the Student Union (Room AC 1051) and the Gresham campus library (AC 2300) during hours of operation.

    If you live in the MHCC district, you may obtain a library card to use at either of our two libraries (Gresham Campus and Maywood Park Campus) as a community patron. The only thing you need is a valid driver's license with a current address. You will need to come to the Gresham Campus library to apply for and receive your library card. Drop in any time and check us out.

    Loan Periods

    Library books are checked out for 30 days and may be renewed one time for an additional 15 days. Patrons may not check out periodicals. The loan period for videos and DVDs is 30 days. Videos and DVDs may be renewed for an additional 15 days.


    Overdue fines for circulating items are $.25/day with a five day grace period. Fines for hourly reserve items are $.25/hour. Replacement and processing fees for lost items are $75.00 each. The maximum overdue fine per item is $10.00. Overdue items or fines may prevent you from registering for classes.

    Internet Access

    The Library has a number of Internet access workstations available. Their primary use is for course related research. There are no computer applications software programs on these workstations. Computer Services staffs a minicomputer lab in the Library. Students may use this for word processing and other computer applications work.

    Checking out Laptops

    MHCC students may borrow laptops for use within the library only. Students must show their MHCC photo activity card to check out a laptop for 2 hours. Laptop checkouts may not be renewed (except after 5pm). Replacement cost for a laptop is $800.00.


    If an item you want is checked out, you can request us to hold it for you when it returns. Holds can be placed by using the Library Catalog.


    The Library has 4 multifunction devices available for patron use. Copiers require a copy card (with remaining balance) or bank card. Copy cards are acquired from vending machines located near the checkout desk. Copies are purchased for 5 cents each. Bulk copying of course related materials should be done through your division and Graphic services.

    Library Policies

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