The primary purpose of the Mesa Community College Archives collection is to acquire, preserve and facilitate access to materials that document the origin and history of the College and to provide on-going evidence of the College's development and activities.
Archival materials are shelved in Access Services on the first floor of the Paul A. Elsner Library. These materials may be unique and are often irreplaceable, therefore they do not circulate nor may they be taken from the area. Requestors can view the materials at the table in the Archives area. Upon request materials may be photocopied provided they are not confidential, restricted, nor will be damaged during the photocopying. A special loan for archives materials must have the permission of the MCC Collection Development Librarian or the Library Director.
For questions call 480-461-7266.
The Mesa Community College Special Collection is located in Access Services on the first floor of the Paul A. Elsner Library. The collection consists of books that are fragile, rare or valuable, or otherwise in need of special care and protection. Rare materials are not actively purchased, but any holdings which fit any of these criteria will be set aside. Materials in the Special Collection do not circulate, but can be used within the Library. Photocopying is allowed only when it can be done without damaging the materials. Some materials may only be handled by Library staff. Items in the Special Collection can be identified by searching the online catalog.
Deselection is not practiced in the Archives and the Special Collection. Under specific circumstances the Collection Development Librarian may return Special Collection items to the general collection.
Maricopa Community College District (MCCCD) students, faculty and staff and residents of Maricopa County 18 years and older may borrow library materials if they have a valid Library Borrower's Card.
Student Borrowers will use their Student ID Cards. The card is valid for the semester in which the student is enrolled at any District campus.
Faculty and Staff Borrowers will use their employee ID cards. The card is valid for the duration of the terms of employment.
Community Borrowers over the age of 18 may be issued a card upon providing proof of Maricopa County residency and photo ID. Cards are issued to individual users and may not be transferred. The card is valid for one year.
Responsibilities of Library Users:
Library cards are issued to an individual borrower; cards cannot be transferred.
The valid library card must be presented to checkout library materials.
Users must notify the Library of any address and telephone number changes so that notices will be mailed to the correct address. Overdue notices are mailed only as a courtesy reminder. Failure to receive the notice does not absolve the patron from the fines. The Library is not responsible for mail that does not reach the addressee.
Users are responsible for all materials charged out on their card. Library cards and borrowed materials should never be loaned to others. A lost or stolen card should be reported to the Library at once to minimize responsibility for its unauthorized use.
It is the user's responsibility to keep track of library materials checked out to them. Due dates are stamped on all checked out materials.
Materials must be returned to the Library in the same physical condition as when they were checked out. Post-it notes, highlighting, and marking in materials are prohibited and damages will be charged to the borrower. Theft, mutilation or detaining any Library materials is prohibited.
Misuse or abuse of Library privileges is considered a serious offense. Various penalties will be applied for infringement of Library regulations. Checkouts are prohibited until overdue materials are returned and/or fines are paid. Library delinquencies will prohibit students from registering for succeeding semesters and obtaining a copy of their MCC transcript of classes.
Library users are responsible for personal belongings and should not leave notebooks, calculators, and other valuable items unattended. Lost and found items may be claimed at Access Services or Campus Security.
Faculty and students may request that library audio visual (DVD or VHS) items be aired in library study rooms (Southern/Dobson only) via the Broadband Cable TV System.
To have an item put on broadband, visit the Library Circulation Desk. Provide library staff with title and call number of the library item.
The Mesa Community College Libraries have graphing and scientific calculators available for circulation. Maricopa Community College students, faculty and staff may check out the calculators at the services/circulation desk with a valid student or employee ID card. The check out period is 3 hours and the calculators may leave the library for in-class use only. Late fines are $0.50/hr. There is a non-refundable replacement charge for a damaged or lost calculator plus a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee.
Children will not be allowed in the library unless participating in an authorized college program or under the supervision of an adult.
Checkouts are permitted if the borrower has no outstanding overdue items and their debts do not exceed $10.00. Patrons in good standing, with a valid student or employee identification card from any Maricopa Community College, may check out materials from Mesa Campus Libraries. Mesa College faculty, staff, and students may check out books from other District campuses with their valid ID cards. In all cases the patron must abide by the policies of the lending institution.
|Faculty/Staff||Books||28 Days. Limit 20 books. 1 renewal.|
|Periodicals||Do not circulate|
|Non-book||7 days. 1 renewal.|
|Reserve Materials||Determined by the faculty member or department placing materials on reserve.|
|Student||Books||28 Days. Limit 20 books. 1 renewal.|
|Periodicals||Do not circulate.|
|Non-book||7 days. Limit 5 non-book items. 1 renewal.|
|Reserve Materials||Determined by the faculty member or department placing materials on reserve.|
|Alumni||Books||28 Days. Limit 10 books. 1 renewal.|
|Periodicals||Do not circulate.|
|Non-book||7 days. Limit 3 non-book items. 1 renewal.|
|Books||28 Days. Limit 5 books. 1 renewal.|
|Periodicals||Do not circulate.|
|Non-book||7 days. Limit 3 non-book items. 1 renewal.|
Items may be renewed if there are no holds on the item and the borrower does not owe more than $10.00. Items may be renewed online, by phone, or in person at the library.
Holds may be placed on circulating items that are not currently available for checkout. A hold may be placed at the Services desk, at the Reference desk, or through the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). A limit of 5 hold requests may be made. Patrons are notified when items become available.
Hourly - 50¢ per hour
Daily - $5.00 per day
Fines are charged only for the days the library is open. Checkout privileges are suspended until overdue materials are returned and fines are paid.
Circulating books 28 days past due will be considered lost by the library system.
Non-book items 14 days past due will be considered lost by the library system.
A replacement fee and processing fee will be charged to your student information account for each item considered lost.
Library items returned within 90 days after being marked lost by the library system will be credited to your account for the replacement fee (item cost). The processing fee ($10.00 per item) will not be credited and must be paid.
Lost items returned after 90 days will not be accepted for return and all library charges posted to your student information account must be paid.
Unpaid charges will prevent registration, graduation, obtaining transcripts, and may be transferred to the Arizona Department of Revenue for collection.
Returned materials may be placed in a book return drop within the library or returned to staff at the Services desk. Outdoor book drops are available primarily for returning materials when the libraries are closed or during vacation periods. Non-book items, interlibrary loan items, or reserve items must be returned inside the library.
Arizona Law, (statute 41-1354) provides for the privacy of library user records.
The MCC Library policy regarding confidentiality of library records are designed to be consistent with this law and the "Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records" as put forth by the Council of the American Library Association.
The Libraries general practice is to protect the patron's right to privacy. Library staff will not disclose who has an item checked out. It is the Libraries policy to maintain the confidentially of borrowers' records, however, in the case of Reserve materials subsection B.1 of the Arizona statute 41-1354 will be invoked. When an individual borrower's abuse of library privileges infringes on the needs of other members of the college community, the Libraries reserve the right to disclose the borrower's name to appropriate individuals such as a dean or member of the college faculty. Decisions regarding implementation of this option are the responsibility of the Library Director.
Closing procedures begin 30 minutes before the stated closing time. For example, if the library closes at 12:00, then closing procedures begin at 11:30.
At that time the lights will be momentarily dimmed. The dimming of lights may be repeated to signify to library users that the library is closing.
Anyone entering the building during this period of time will be notified that the library is closing.
Because clocks may vary throughout the building, the clock behind the Circulation Desk is designated as the "official" clock, unless malfunctioning.
Services at the Circulation/Reserve Desk will conclude at 15 minutes prior to the stated time of the library closing. All materials must be checked out before this time.
Computer usage, including printing, must be completed 5 minutes prior to the stated closing time of the library.
Campus Public Safety is responsible for closing the library building at the designated closing time.
Snacks and drinks are allowed in the Mesa Community College Libraries (excluding classrooms)
Uncooperative violators of these policies will be asked to leave the Library. If deemed necessary, College Safety Officers will be called for assistance. Library staff members are authorized to interpret and apply these rules of patron behavior as the situation warrants.
In general, the conduct of students enrolled at MCC is governed by the District's Administrative Regulations and the Student Disciplinary Code. (See the MCC Student Handbook.)
To ensure that library services, materials and facilities are enjoyed by all, library users will refrain from:
Study rooms are available in the Library at Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain Library to enable small and medium sized groups to confer and study together in an enclosed environment so as not to disturb others in the Library.
Room reservations are designed to make group study rooms available to as many student groups as possible.
Reservations are made and cancelled via D!bs (reservation system) with your MEID and password. You may reserve a room from your mobile device or online at http://MesaCC.evanced.info/Dibs
A limited number of study rooms are available for single use in addition to group use.
Rooms are not to be used for functions such as committee meetings, classes, seminars or lectures as other facilities are available for these activities.
The study rooms are only available for non-commercial scholarly use.
All currently enrolled Maricopa Community College students may reserve the study rooms.
Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Reservations may be made for one, two or three hours at a time.
Students can make a maximum of one reservation per day.
Room reservations are held for 15 minutes after the start time and if no one is present, the room will be considered open and available for use by others.
Placing a backpack or other items in the room does not hold or reserve the room for you.
Rooms are not sound proof; conversations and discussions should be held at acceptable levels.
The libraries reserve the right to inspect study rooms at any time and to remove unauthorized materials or prohibited items.
The Library assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of any personal property left in a study room.
Personal belongings left unattended may be removed and taken to Public Safety. Items can be claimed by the owner at Public Safety.
Windows may not be obstructed and doors must be accessible at all times.
All equipment, periodicals, reference books, and other library materials should be removed from the study room after use.
Other applicable library and campus policies apply to the group study rooms.
Patrons in good standing may request print resources from local, regional and national library collections.
Intra-District Loans involve obtaining library materials from other Maricopa Community College District Libraries.
Inter-Library loans involve obtaining library materials from outside the Maricopa Community College District.
Patrons have the responsibility of keeping themselves informed of the status of their requests.
Any requests for renewal of material should be made prior to the date due. This must be done in person. The lending library may or may not grant the request.
If material obtained through IDL or ILL is overdue, the patron's borrowing privileges from this library will be immediately suspended until the material is returned.
If the item is lost, the patron is responsible for the replacement cost of the book plus a $10.00 processing fee.
ILL is not offered for Community Borrowers. ILL requests for these patrons should be made through their local public library.
Helpful Hints for Successful Borrowing:
For classroom computer usage see the Computer Use policy.
Please return furniture to its original arrangement if any changes are made and be sure to turn off the overhead projector.
No food or drink is allowed in the classrooms except for water in a secure container.
The primary use of library classroom LB144 is to provide facilities for LBT courses, non-credit library instruction and library workshops.
Library classroom LB144 can be reserved for occasional use for courses where computers are needed to demonstrate academic software or other electronic instructional resources. Other requests are reviewed on a case by case basis. With exception of the LBT Program, this classroom is not designed or intended for use for ongoing courses.
When requesting a reservation, please include:
Please note: The library reserves the right to cancel a room reservation if it conflicts with the scheduling of library instruction. Because library instruction scheduling is ongoing throughout the semester, advanced and recurring room reservation requests will not be honored. Room reservations should be requested approximately one week prior to your needed time.
The second floor library classroom LB245 is not available to reserve. This classroom is utilized exclusively for LBT courses, library instruction, and library workshops.
This policy applies to the library community room located on the first floor of the
Paul. A. Elsner Library.
The Library Community Room is available for use by groups of the Maricopa County Community College District and community organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual or charitable activities. A group scheduled for Community Room use does not constitute an endorsement by the Library, college or community college district of the group’s policies or stated beliefs.
Please review our complete policies before scheduling this room.
This policy applies to the three library conference rooms located on the second floor of the Paul. A. Elsner Library.
Please submit your request as soon as possible and no later than one week prior to your needed time.
The Paul. A. Elsner Library has mac adapters available for circulation. Maricopa Community College students, faculty and staff may check out the mac adapters at the services/circulation desk with a valid student or employee ID card. The checkout period is 4 hours and the mac adapters are for library use only. Late fines are $0.50/hr. There is a non-refundable replacement charge for a damaged or lost mac adapter plus a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee. HDMI cables are available in the group study rooms with TVs.
For assistance with mac adapters and HDMI cables at the Red Mountain (RM) Library, please speak with one of the RM Library staff.
The Media Collection, formerly housed in the Media Center, is now housed in the library at the Circulation counter on the 1st floor (Southern & Dobson campus). Low use items have been removed and are now in storage; this will be indicated in the items' library catalog records.
The primary purpose of the Media Collection is to support the curriculum as a teaching collection. The collection is available for faculty and student use. The collection is not available to community users.
Faculty may check out items from the collection for 7 days. Students may check out items from the collection for 3 hours to be viewed in the Library only. If an item is needed that is in storage, please provide 48 hours notice.
All library transactions require a current student, staff, or faculty ID or other photo ID.
Faculty with specific subject inquiries relating to the Media Collection should contact a librarian at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the library or call the Reference Desk at 480-461-7682.
This policy applies to the south facing patio on the 3rd floor of the library. The Library patio is available for use all the hours the library is open. The patio is designated as a student space and is not available for special events or available for reservation. The patio furniture is permanent and cannot be moved to another area of the library or to the other patio. Inquiries may be made to the President´s Office for reserving the President´s north facing patio. The same general rules of behavior for the library also apply to the patio area.
No smoking is permitted in this area.
The main task of all the MCC Libraries' staff is to provide assistance and service to library users. The staff each provide assistance in difference ways, but all efforts are directed toward helping the user get started toward obtaining needed information. Library staff will assist in any way they can. Staff time is limited since they must continue at all times to provide services to others.
--are provided to answer specific questions while teaching the patron skills to locate information in the future. Assistance is provided to patrons with more involved research needs by offering instruction on the use of library resources such as the online catalog, indexes, databases and reference tools.
--will assist users in accessing electronic information resources as service demands permit. Staff cannot offer extensive explanations about the Internet or personal computer use as part of reference assistance. Staff can answer specific questions about the Internet and will offer suggestions for effective searching. Each user is, however, ultimately responsible for conducting his or her own search.
Assistance is not provided for computer problems involving programs not supported by MCC College Technology Services nor is staff time available for in-depth individual training in the use of personal computers. Patrons who need in-depth instruction and training are encouraged to enroll in specific application courses which are offered by the college in the use of computers and the Internet.
Patrons must wear shoes, shirts and attire appropriate for a public place.
Only service animals are permitted in Library buildings.
Cell phone conversations are permitted in the elevator lobbies on each floor of the library and in study rooms. We expect cell phone users to turn down the volume of their phones or switch the ringer to vibrate. Cell phone users are expected to be respectful of others around them.
Litter shall be placed in trash containers located throughout the library.
In order to maintain clean and attractive library facilities, it is forbidden to misuse library furniture or to deface walls and elevators.
Audio equipment or personal players must be used with headphones and the volume must be kept at a level that is not audible to others.
Library staff is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal possessions. Unattended items may be forwarded to the College Safety Department.
Skateboarding, roller and inline skating are prohibited within the building. Bicycles must be parked in designated outside areas. Any found parked within the building will be removed by College Safety.
In addition to subscribing to online databases, the MCC Library subscribes to a print collection of about 500 magazines, journals and newspapers. Reader/Printers for periodicals on microfiche/film are located in the Periodical Reading Room. Alphabetical and subject listings of MCC periodical titles are available from the Library Electronic Resources webpage. Articles from periodicals not available at MCC can be requested through Interlibrary Loan Services.
The unauthorized removal, mutilation or abuse of library materials is prohibited by law. Violators will be charged for the cost of the material plus a processing fee and library privileges will be suspended.
Printing in support of academic research only is available from all workstations within the MCC Libraries. All printing costs $.10 per page for black and white copies and $1.00 per page for color. Patrons are required to make responsible choices when using printing facilities.
TO ADD MONEY TO YOUR STUDENT ID / PRINTING CARD:
Materials placed on reserve in the Library are those items identified by faculty as being essential or important to the needs of courses they are teaching. Also on reserve are those materials requested by an official college organization or those identified by library faculty for general reserve. This collection is maintained as a service to students and faculty. Checkout periods for items on reserve will vary as they are designated by the faculty placing the item on reserve.
The Access Services staff organizes and maintains the reserve collection as a service to students and faculty. The intent is to make the often limited number of needed materials available to an entire class. Items for the reserve collection may be library or non-library materials. The Reserve collection includes the following types of materials:
These items are placed on reserve by written request of faculty only. The faculty member designates the circulation period (1 hour, 2 hours, 3 day, etc.) for each item.
The Southwest Studies Reading Room is a unique environment which provides an aesthetic and scholarly atmosphere for programs with an academic purpose. It is used for Southwest Studies related programs as well as other events that significantly contribute to the academic dialogue of the college. The events scheduled for the Southwest Reading Room must reflect an academic purpose which significantly contributes to this goal. Please review our complete policies before scheduling this room.
Mesa Community College libraries provides students, employees and community members with access to technology resources consisting of computer software, workstations and peripherals, and local and wide area networks which include access to the Internet and electronic communications systems such as audio and video capability. The statements in this policy are all-inclusive and extend to all forms of technology resources available within the Libraries.
The primary use of electronic technology in the MCC Libraries is to access resources available in the Libraries’ electronic databases and through the Internet to perform research for academic purposes.The MCC Libraries are not responsible for the materials found in the provided electronic resources, especially on the Internet, nor for the occurrence of information that might be considered offensive. The user is responsible for determining that the accessed information is acceptable, reliable, and suitable for their needs and complies with the policies and the guidelines established in this document.
The MCC Libraries adhere to the MCCCD Technology Resource Standards, which have been established for computers at all MCCCD campuses.
The following Arizona Statutes are applicable to the above Conditions of Use:
Damaging, destroying, or altering any computer or electronic equipment, software or data belonging to the Libraries, other persons or organizations, without authorization.
Using the Libraries' electronic information resources for the public display of explicit sexual materials, or to view, access, download or copy items that are obscene or "harmful to minors."
No Internet sites are intentionally blocked. Users should be aware that the Internet is an unregulated information source. The MCC Libraries do not monitor and have no control over the information accessed and cannot be held responsible for the content, quality or accuracy of the information retrieved.
It is not acceptable to use the Internet access at MCC Libraries for business, illegal or abusive purposes, including, but not limited to:
Use of MCC's Libraries' technology resources signifies that the user understands this policy and will comply with it in all aspects. Violations of these "Conditions of Use" may result in loss of library use and/or computer access privileges. Serious violations will be handled in accordance with appropriate disciplinary codes, laws and regulations.
Users are expected to use the computer resources in an appropriate, ethical and legal manner. Any activity that violates local, state or federal laws, including copyright laws, is prohibited.
Each user is entirely responsible for anything done through his/her account.
Users are allowed to use only one computer at a time.
Users must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Libraries' network, computer systems or to any other network.
Users must use earphones when accessing audio files. The user is responsible for providing their own, as the Libraries do not supply earphones.
Users will not change or modify hardware, software configurations, or install software on the computers.
Users must take all reasonable precautions, including responsible password maintenance and file access protection measures to prevent use by unauthorized persons.
Users are prohibited from accessing any chat sessions, including instant messaging or playing online games.
Users may not send, receive, or display inappropriate materials that may reasonably be defined as obscene.
Users may download or send data via email, if it is not deemed obscene. All data must be downloaded to a storage media. (Anything saved to the computer hard drive, including bookmarks, will be deleted.)
Users are not allowed to upload any programs to the Libraries' computers.
Community borrowers may use community use computers up to 3 hours per day with valid community borrower card.
Showings of a videotape in public rooms within the Library for a cultural program or for entertainment, whether a fee is charged or not, would be considered copyright infringement unless a performance license is acquired from the copyright owner.
Use of the video viewing facilities for academic and college-based requirements have priority over personal use.
The Library is not responsible for damage to personal videotapes.
Notices are posted within the Libraries to warn or educate users about the existence of the copyright laws. Users of the library's videotapes should, under no circumstances, duplicate the videos that are being viewed.
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