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Here's how to find the book you need, place a hold on it if you so desire, request a book through Interlibrary Loans, check out a book from a participating library with TexShare, and to request that books be shipped to MCC sites away from the main campus.

Ways to Find and Borrow Books @ your MCC Library

  • Library Catalog
    Find books and e-books accessible through the MCC Library.
  • New Library Books
    Find the latest books (and e-books) that have been added to the MCC Library Collection.
  • Borrow from Another Library
    Interlibrary Loan & TexShare
  • Ask a Librarian for help in finding a book from the collection.

Place a Hold to request that a book be held for you

Simple Steps for Placing a Hold:

1) In the MCC Library Catalog, find the book you are wanting to place a “Hold” on so that it will be held for you. It will not be able to be checked out by anyone else; however, if it already is checked out, you will be put onto the queue for that item and receive an email once it has become available.
2) Select the “Request Item” button. This is found in the bottom right corner of each applicable search result and underneath the summary on the Item Information page (which is found after you click on a book’s title).
3) Enter your 7 digit ID Number (Student/Faculty or Staff) and click “Login.”
4) You will then see a “Request Confirmation” box.
5) Fill it out and then hit “Request.”
   You should now see a box that says “Your request has been successfully placed.”
   You will receive an email once your hold is ready and will have seven days to come and check it out at the library!

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Checking Out Books

Some Guidelines

  • Books in the Circulating Collection may be loaned to students for 3 Weeks and to faculty and staff until the end of a semester.
  • Dual Credit students receive the same library access as campus and online MCC students.  They may check out books, use the library's computers, and access library subscription databases from off-campus.
  • Renewals are available if there are no other requests/holds pending for the item(s). Books may be renewed online, by telephone, or in person. 
  • In order to check out books from the MCC Library, you must bring your Student ID (Highlander OneCard/MAC card).

How do I get my Student ID card?

The MAC Card office is only open during regular business hours, M-F from 8-5.  You have to come to campus to obtain the card because they need to take your photo for the ID.  Once you start the ID process, ask for a temporary MAC card while you wait for your Highlander OneCard to arrive in the mail.  Keep in mind that activating the checking account is optional and the card can just function as a student ID.