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About the Library

Welcome to the MCC Library, located on the Morgan Community College campus in Fort Morgan, Colorado.  Here you will find a collection of  resources assembled specifically to support the academic areas of study and teaching efforts of the college.

As partners in the discovery and learning process, library staff embrace the college’s mission to help students imagine, believe, and achieve their goals, and are committed to assisting students in developing lifelong learning skills and information literacy.

We have talented and knowledgeable people to assist you with our collections, and our library has comfortable spaces for study, homework, and collaboration. 

We welcome your questions, suggestions, and recommendations and look forward to your visit to the library.

Library Cards

 College

MCC student, faculty, or staff ID cards are used as library cards. Currently registered students in good standing who are attending classes are automatically part of the library’s patron database and can check-out items from the library collection.

 Community


Residents of Colorado may request a community borrower’s library card.

A government-issued picture ID, such as a valid driver’s license, and proof of current address is required when applying for a library card. Persons under 17 years old may apply for a library card with a parent’s or guardian’s co-signature.

Community borrower’s cards are valid for one year, and may be renewed in person.  Some library resources, such as online resources and interlibrary loan services, are not available to public patrons.


*Library card privileges may be limited or suspended by the library or Morgan Community College.

 

Library Materials

 Borrower Responsibilities

Each library patron is responsible for the safekeeping of his/her card and all items checked out.

 

 Borrowing Materials

Most circulating materials have a three (3) week loan period. Loan terms vary according to material type and borrower profile. In accordance with the mission and goals of the college and library, students, faculty and staff will have precedence for the use of library materials.

Interlibrary loan service (borrowing materials from other libraries) is available for students, faculty and staff only; community patrons may request items through the public library.

 

 Renewing Materials

Materials borrowed from the MCC Library may be renewed up to three (3) times, unless another patron has requested the material.  Interlibrary loan materials may not be renewed.

MCC Library materials may be renewed online through the My Account link in the library’s catalog, in person, or by phone.

 

 Returning Materials

Materials can be returned using the book return located at the front desk of the library.  The college library is located on the Fort Morgan Campus.  MCC Distance Education students may return borrowed library materials to the MCC Center where the student is attending. 

All interlibrary loan materials borrowed through MCC need to be returned to the college library.

 

 Overdue Materials

Material that is not returned to the library by its due date is considered overdue.  Eligible items may be renewed on or before the due date to avoid becoming overdue.

If a patron has overdue materials, additional items cannot be checked out until materials are returned. No fines will be assessed for overdue materials returned in good condition.

 

 Lost and Damaged Materials

Material considered lost or damaged will be replaced or repaired at the expense of the borrower.

Material that is lost refers to an item that is no longer available because it was checked out by a patron and never returned.  The designation of an item to lost status varies according to material type.  Books are considered lost when the item is 40 days overdue.   

Patrons with overdue materials considered lost to the library collection will be sent a lost notice, which will be considered a bill.  Replacement costs and processing charges are waived if all materials are returned undamaged. 

A hold will be placed on students’ records when library items go to lost status.  Students cannot register for classes, obtain financial aid, get transcripts, etc., until all library materials are returned in good condition and/or the fee is paid.  Unpaid patron accounts may be sent to a collection agency.

The college is not responsible for any damage caused by its materials, including damage to CD/DVD/cassette players, or any electronic system (including hardware and software).

Library card privileges may be limited or suspended by the library or Morgan Community College.

Technology

 Public Wi-Fi

Wireless Access (Wi-Fi)

Wireless access is available in the library through the college’s public wireless service.  Just bring your properly-equipped Wi-Fi enabled device and get instant Internet access. 

There are no special passwords or usernames, so connecting is easy.  Simply use the software that came with your Wi-Fi enabled device and verify a connection to the Library’s public wireless network.

Library staff cannot assist you with your Wi-Fi enabled device, such as your personal laptop, tablet, smartphone, or configuration. Users of MCC’s Wi-Fi system must abide by the college’s guidelines.  
General Computer and Information Systems Procedures

MCC makes no right or expectation of privacy while using the wireless access.  There are no firewalls or security devices on our public wireless network. The amount of security any user has completely depends on the security devices each user has installed on his/her own equipment.

Wireless Printing

Wi-Fi printing is not available.  The library does have two public computers that non-student visitors may use if printing is needed.

 

 Public Computers

Limited guest access is available on two public computers for visitors. Time restrictions may apply, and academic research takes priority over other online activities. Please see library staff for further details.

 

Camera Checkout

 Digital Camera Checkout

The MCC Library has a limited number of digital cameras for students available for checkout.
You may be eligible to borrow a digital camera if you are an MCC student and meet the following initial requirements:

  1. Student must be actively enrolled in the current semester of MCC classes.
  2. Student must provide current and accurate contact information.
  3. Student must provide a copy of his/her valid driver’s license or government-issued picture ID, and proof of current address.
  4. Student must read, sign, and date the student checkout agreement form (available at the library).

Please visit the library to learn more about checking out a digital camera. 

Printing/Copying

 Laser Printers

  • Black & white only $ .10/page
  • Color laser (available to students) $ .25/page
  • WiFi printing not available

 

 Photocopier

  • Black & white only $ .10/page
  • Scanner capabilities (available to students with a valid MCC student e-mail account)

Photocopier accepts cash (coin and $1); it is separate from your student printer PaperCut account.

 

 PaperCut Print Management System

Each student receives $25 printing credit each semester at the Fort Morgan Campus and the Wray Center. The cost to print to the black-and-white only laser printer is 10¢ per copy, and 25¢ per copy for the color laser printer. When a student logs on to a computer, a text box is displayed on the screen detailing the amount of printing credit available. The appropriate amount will be subtracted each time a print job is sent to a printer. Please limit non-academic printing and always use "Print Preview."

Once your allotment has been used, you may purchase additional printing in $1.00 increments (non-refundable) at the MCC Bookstore during regular business hours. At the Wray Center, contact Center staff to purchase more. Usually, purchases will be applied immediately. Please plan ahead and purchase more printing credit when your limit is close to being exhausted. Amounts do not carry forward from semester to semester.

Interlibrary Loan

 Request It (ILL)

Request It refers to the library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service. 

 

 Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Basics

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies material to, another library.  The purpose is to obtain, upon request from an eligible library user, material that is not available in the library’s collection. Copyright and other restrictions may apply to these services.

 

Who may use Interlibrary Loan?

This service is available for students, faculty and staff only.  If you are not an MCC student or employee, please ask your local public library where you reside about Interlibrary Loan Service.

 

How much does Interlibrary Loan Cost?
There is no charge to place a request.  Most materials are available free-of-charge.  When charges apply, you will be notified in advance.

 

How long does it take?

Most requests can be filled within seven to ten business days. Delays may occur depending upon the location and availability of the item. 

Efforts are made to fill requests from the nearest library owning the item within Colorado to minimize delivery time. Please allow enough time to meet your research needs as delays can occur.

 

How do I make a request?

Requests for materials can be made:

  • Online using “Request It”
  • By phone: 1.970.542.3185 or 1-800-622-0216 x3185 
  • By e-mail: mcclibrary@morgancc.edu
  • By fax: 1.970.542.3114 Attn: Library
  • In-person at the library

Please complete a request form for a book or journal article as thoroughly as possible. Complete information is needed to fill your request accurately and promptly. All requests must comply with copyright law.

 

What can I request?

  • Books
  • Audiobooks
  • Photocopies of journal/magazine articles
  • Photocopies of newspaper articles
  • Non-print materials, such as videos, DVDs, and sound recordings can be requested but are often difficult to obtain.


Per copyright restrictions, a maximum of five (5) articles from any one journal title.

 

What can’t I request?

We do not accept requests for items available through the MCC Library collection.  Additionally, many libraries will not fill requests for newly released items less than a year old in accordance with customary interlibrary loan practices.

 

How many items can I request?

Individuals are limited to five (5) interlibrary loan requests borrowed at one time.

 

How will I be contacted?

  • When your items arrive, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail using the information that was provided on the ILL request form. Please provide valid contact information.
  • Items are available for pick-up at the MCC Library.
  • Library staff will indicate if there are any special instructions imposed by the lending library. 
  • Items not picked-up after seven (7) days will be returned, unless you contact the library to make arrangements.

 

What are unfilled requests?
If we are not able to obtain the item you need, an interlibrary loan staff person will contact you to explain the situation. Some items are cannot be filled due to availability, format, age, or other factors. We will work with you to try to find alternative sources if this is the case.

 

How long can I keep ILL items?

Material is generally loaned for 3 to 4 weeks; loan periods are set by the library lending the item. Some materials may be restricted to "library use only". Photocopies of journal or newspaper articles are for your individual use and do not need to be returned; copyright guidelines apply.

 

Can I renew my ILL items?

Interlibrary loan materials may not be renewed.  If you need more time, please contact the library to see if another copy of the item may be requested.

 

Where do I return my ILL items?

All interlibrary loan materials borrowed through MCC need to be returned to the college library.  Photocopies of journal or newspaper articles are yours to keep for individual use; copyright guidelines apply.

 

What happens if I return my ILL items late?

Every effort should be made to return borrowed ILL materials on time. Overdue items jeopardize MCC's ability to borrow items from other libraries.  If your ILL materials become overdue, additional items cannot be checked out until the materials are returned. No fines will be assessed for overdue materials returned in good condition.

A notice will be sent, which will be considered a bill when ILL items are seven (7) days overdue. A hold will be placed on students’ records, so students cannot register for classes, obtain financial aid, get transcripts, etc., until all interlibrary loan materials are returned in good condition and/or the fee is paid.  Replacement costs and processing charges are waived if all materials are returned undamaged and before restitution is made to the lending library. Unpaid patron accounts may be sent to a collection agency.

Material that is lost or damaged will be replaced at the expense of the borrower.

Library card privileges may be limited or suspended by the library or Morgan Community College.

 

I am not an MCC student or employee, can I use the ILL service?

If you are not an MCC student or employee, please ask your local public library where you reside about Interlibrary Loan Service.  Most public libraries offer this service.

If you are another library, please use SWIFT to place a request or contact our library directly.  We would be happy to assist you with your request.

(p) 1.970.542.3185 (e) mcclibrary@morgancc.edu  (f)1.970.542.3114 Attn: Library