How to Check Out Books & Media
You can check out books from the library's General Collection for three weeks. After that you can renew books up to two times, so theoretically you could check the same book out for nine weeks.
Your MJC ID is your library card. To check out materials you'll need to have either your MJC ID, state driver's license, or other state-issued identification. If you don't have your MJC ID we'll need for you to give us your W number in addition to presenting your alternate identification card.
You can get your free MJC ID card from the Student Development and Campus Life office. Click here for more details on getting your student ID card.
To get started finding books to use for your research search the library catalog.
Books & Media @ MJC
Find Books & Media:
If you want to find books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, and more that the MJC Library owns use the MJC Library Catalog where you can search by keyword, author, title, or subject to find exactly what you are looking for.
Request Materials from Columbia College:
If you find a book in the catalog that you want from our sister school, Columbia College, you can have it sent here by clicking Place Hold in the library catalog. To learn how easy it is to place a hold, view this 3-minute video tutorial or read the transcript.
Use Library Databases to Find eBooks:
If you need a book when the library is closed, no worries. The MJC Library owns thousands of eBooks that you can use at any time of the day or night. You can find these in the MJC Library Catalog and in some of our research databases.
To connect to any of the research databases from off campus you will be prompted to log in with your MJC ID Number (your student # or your employee #) and your six-digit birth date.
The MJC Library research databases that will work best for you are...
Books @ Other Libraries
If you don't find what you need in the MJC Library catalog, you can try searching in other library catalogs. Below is a selected list of library catalogs you can use if you like.
If you find a book you want in a local library, the quickest way for you to get it is to go to that library if it's convenient for you. If that's not convenient for you, you can use our Interlibrary Loan service, where we'll locate the materials you tell us you need and have them sent here.
You can use one of the library catalogs below to discover books on your topic. Once you identify a book that you want, simply click on the appropriate form below to request materials from other libraries. In addition to books and articles, you can request sheet music, videos, etc.