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This guide is designed to assist students researching topics in chemistry.

Frequently Asked Questions about Checking Out Books

MCC students and University Center students:

I'm a University Center Student; can I checkout books from the MCC Library?

How many books may I check out?

How long may I keep a book?

Can I check a book out again if I still need it?

Is there a fine if I forget to return my book on time?

End of semester: Why is my book due back in less than 2 weeks towards the end of the semester?

What happens if I lose a book?

Where do I return books?

Do I have to have my ID to check out a book?

Can I borrow a book from another library?

Book Search

How to Search the Catalog for Chemistry Books

Here's a quick tip for searching for books discussing chemistry issues in the McLennan catalog:

  1. Select "Subject - Alphabetical" from the drop-down menu below the search box for the online catalog. For your search terms use Chemistry. 

  2. The resulting list will provide you with many subject headings that have to do with chemistry. 

  3. Select a subject that appeals to you and browse through the books.  10 results are listed per page.  Click on the "next" button found on the bottom right side.

  4. If it is an e-book, you can read it on your screen by clicking through. If it is in the circulating or reference collection, you will need to come to the library to get that book.

  5. Watch the video below for more step by step directions.   


Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Chemistry

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about Chemistry? Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s) 

QD 1-999 Chemistry
QD 1-65 General (including alchemy)
QD 71-142 Analytical chemistry
QD 146-197 Inorganic chemistry
QD 241-441 Organic chemistry
QD 415-436 Biochemistry
QD 450-801 Physical & theoretical chemistry
QD 625-655 Radiation chemistry
QD 701-731 Photochemistry
QD 901-999 Crystallograp