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Information for Students

This guide explains library services available to on-campus, online learning, dual-credit and university center students.


Dual Credit students receive the same library access as campus and online MCC students.  You can check out books, use the computers and access library subscription databases from off-campus.

High School students not taking any MCC or University Center classes have library access as guests or community members.  You may sign in as a guest at the front desk to use the computers, obtain a guest printing card for printing and copying, and do not have borrowing privileges without a TexShare card.

Checking out Books

Plan Ahead! Highlander OneCard Required

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 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.

Book Delivery for Dual Credit Students

Off-campus Access

Off-campus Access Login

To access MCC databases off campus, enter your usual school login.

Student Login
Username: first name initial (lower case) + last name initial (lower case) + Full MCC Student ID (located on your student ID card or locate here).
Example: Jane Doe (MCC ID 0120345) would be jd0120345

If you forgot your password, click here.

MCC Faculty and Staff login with their MCC network and email username and password.

If you do not know your login or think that it might be incorrect in the system, please contact Information Systems & Services at 299-8077 or use Remote Help (Bomgar).  If Information Systems & Services cannot be reached, please contact the library at 299-8323 for assistance, email the library staff, or contact library personnel via Chat Reference on the library's home page when the library is open.

To Reset Your Password or Unlock Your Account: Information is available here:                  

University Center students cannot access MCC databases off campus.  You will need to contact your university's library to access online resources off campus.

Dual Credit Library Instruction

Dual Credit instructors are encouraged to arrange library instruction for their dual credit classes.  Rachel Kramer can host your class at the library or visit your dual credit campus.  Librarians can also create instructional material for online dual credit classes.  

Rachel Kramer
Research Librarian
Library Instruction