• Information for Faculty


  • Welcome to the MHCC Library. The topics below are designed to answer questions about Library polices and services that you may have as faculty members. If you need to contact the Library, the main desk extension is x7161.

    Access & Lending

    Your MHCC employee ID is your Library card.

    Databases are available from any workstation on MHCC campuses, and are accessible from off-campus locations with a valid MHCC ID number.

    Circulating library books and media are checked out for 60 days and may be renewed one time for an additional 30 days. Only faculty may check out periodicals.

    Collection Development

    Librarians welcome receiving copies of your course syllabi and assignments to help us understand your teaching needs and priorities. Please feel free to email or drop off a copy at the reference desk.

    Orders for library materials are placed throughout the year. Your subject selector can assist you in locating appropriate new titles to add to the library collection in your teaching area.

    Recommendations for new books and DVDs/streaming media can be submitted on the Book and Video Recommendation Form, or by sending an email to the Collection Development Faculty Librarian.

    See our Collection Development Policy for more information.

    Library Instruction
    Click here for the library instruction request form

    Professional librarians provide faculty and students with instruction in information literacy (IL) skills and using library resources, including the library catalog, databases, and print and electronic collections.

    Library instruction sessions are designed and scheduled to meet the particular needs of your students. Our Library Instruction program is designed to be assignment-specific, as instruction is most meaningful to the students when done in connection with a specific course-related activity.

    MHCC does not offer stand-alone, for-credit library courses; all librarian-led information literacy instruction occurs during the regular class meeting times of subject-specific courses. General tours, drop-in classes, or orientations unrelated to a specific course assignment do not fall under the overall purview of the MHCC Library Instruction program.

    For more information contact library.instruction@mhcc.edu.

    In order to schedule and prepare for your class, we require advance notice of at least 7 calendar days. For statistical purposes and to best prepare our collaboration with you, we require all faculty requestors to complete this online request form for library instruction.

    On-Site Services

    Photocopying: The Library has 4 multifunction devices available for patron use. Copies are 5 cents each. Bulk copying of course related materials should be done through your division and Graphic services.

    Internet Access: The Library has internet workstations available. Their primary use is for course related research. Applications software is limited to web browsers and Microsoft Office. IT provides and staffs a computer lab in the Library. Students may use this for other computer applications work.

    Textbook Affordability Initiatives

    The MHCC Library already has a plethora of proprietary, scholarly resources that feel FREE to MHCC students--they've already paid for access by virtue of their tuition payments, so there's no extra payment. The Library team can also help you find Open Educational Resources (OER) to replace costly textbooks for your students. Check out this Libguide to get started or contact Kevin.Moore@mhcc.edu.

    Video Services

    MHCC Library offers a wide variety of media for classroom use.

    Faculty may reserve videos from the Library collection by contacting Megan Dugan, Public Services Manager with your selection list. To maximize chances of availability, make your request early in, or before, the start of each term. Contact Megan Dugan at 503-491-7652.

    Do you need to place a last minute video reservation? Check the library catalog for availability and then visit us for quick checkout.

    If the Library does not have the video you want in its collection, try Summit.