Currently registered students, faculty, staff, retirees, Summit visiting patrons, and MHCC public borrowers have borrowing privileges.
Students and Staff
Checkout privileges are provided only if student or staff registration information is in the library's database; or acceptable identification is provided and a patron record added to the system. Acceptable proof is a current validated MHCC
ID card or photo identification with a picture and name. College-issued photo ID cards are available for free. To allow maximum access to materials by all library users, the library requests that faculty and staff return materials promptly.
Retired MHCC Staff and Faculty
Honorary card holders may only checkout general circulation materials and are subject to the same circulation policies as students. Honorary patrons may not check out laptops or have remote access to electronic databases.
Summit Visiting Patrons
Students who are currently registered at Orbis Cascade Alliance member institutions have checkout privileges. The Orbis Cascade Alliance consortia consists of public and private colleges, community colleges and universities in the Northwest.
Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries deliver materials to MHCC.
Only current credit students, faculty and staff are eligible to borrow Orbis Cascade Alliance items.
All fines and lost charges apply (even for MHCC faculty and staff). Charges are significantly higher than those assessed at MHCC Library and are not negotiable. Replacement costs include a processing fee. Processing fee is non-refundable.
The library welcomes use of its material, facilities, and equipment by the general public. However, students and staff of the college are our primary users and assistance to them will take precedence over all other users. Public Patrons must
live in the district of MHCC to receive a library card and must 16 years of age. Registrants that are 16 years and older must be accompanied by a parent until the age of 18.
MHCC Library does not restrict access to any resources, nor do we employ the use of filters on any of our computers. MHCC has a professional commitment to ensure that all members of the community it serves have free and equal access to the
entire range of library resources regardless of content, approach, format or amount of detail.
Public borrowers may not checkout laptops or reserve items.
Public borrowers do not have remote access to electronic databases.