Learning Resources

Learning Resources - Phase II

Frequently Asked Questions:

Accessing Learning Resources Services Physically & Remotely and Rules of Engagement

Last Updated 7/1/21.

Learning Resources will continue to update the information on this page throughout the year. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Learning Resources will return to regular hours of operation effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021. MDC labs and libraries will now provide remote and onsite services while maintaining college safety protocols.

Our regular hours of operation for both onsite and remote services are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday 
    7:30 am to 9:00 pm 
  • Fridays 
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturdays 
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm

For more information and to contact Learning Resources at your campus, please visit our Hours & Locations page.

Approved Visitors

  • Effective July 6th, and until further notice, Learning Resources will limit visits to (1) currently registered students, (2) college employees, (3) community visitors on campus for college-related business (e.g. admissions, registration, & financial aid).

 Entry Protocol & Safety Guidelines

  • All students, faculty, staff, and administrators must wear a face mask or face covering while on campus. Learning Resources reserves the right to ask any visitors to leave if they are not following the guidelines and protocols established by the College or are posing a health risk to the general public.

Learning Resources will continue to enforce the College‚Äôs safety and enhanced cleaning protocols at each of the Learning Resources areas. This will include the reconfiguration of learning and work spaces, the use of personal protective equipment, and deep cleaning of high traffic areas by Campus Services.  Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be readily available throughout the entire area for personal use.

Onsite Services

  • Learning Resources offers onsite services to support approved academic programs on campus. Services and resources may vary by campus. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators can access:
    • Physical library materials
    • Reserve materials
    • Information and technical assistance
    • Computers and laptops
    • Printers, scanners, and photocopiers
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • Librarian assistance
    • Tutoring services

Remote Services

MDC students, faculty, and staff may return borrowed materials to the libraries during our standard hours of operation. Library materials (i.e. books, DVDs, etc.) can be dropped off at any campus library, book drops, and/or designated areas across each campus.

You may check your account online to ensure the removal of returned library materials or visit Learning Resources in person to obtain a return receipt.

Students may return a college laptop to any campus Learning Resources area. Please make sure to return the laptop, charger, and any other peripherals that were loaned to you.

You may check your account online to ensure the removal of returned laptops and peripherals or visit Learning Resources in person to obtain a return receipt.

Reference desk services will be available during our standard hours of operation, both onsite and remote, via Ask a Librarian. Students may also book an appointment with a librarian by campus.

Students can meet with a tutor face-to-face on campus or remotely through Blackboard Collaborate.

Online library resources can be accessed through the Learning Resources website under Research Tools & Services.

If you need additional assistance, you can always get help from a librarian via Ask a Librarian.

 

If you need help with your account or logging in to any online library resource, please get in touch with us via Ask a Librarian or contact our Learning Resources staff via the chat with us service or by phone.

 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests are being accepted, but deliveries may be delayed.

Learn more about to borrowing items from another institution by visiting our Intercampus & Interlibrary Loan page.

Library instruction sessions will be conducted remotely using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and/or Zoom until further notice.

To schedule a library instruction session, please fill out the Request for Library Instruction.

Learning Resources is here to support you! If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please get in touch with us via Ask a Librarian for library services, via Blackboard Collaborate for tutoring, or visit our Hours & Locations page to contact us with general questions.