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STUDY ROOM A
An enclosed study area with a large work table, designed as a collaborative group think tank and brainstorming conference room.
STUDY ROOM B
Features high chairs and has a Smartboard TV that connects easily to a laptop for large screen display and sharing work.
A Midland College I.D. card, validated for the current semester, serves as the library
card. It must be presented at the Circulation Desk at time of checkout of materials.
Residents of Midland County who are 18 years or older may apply for a TexShare card
from their public library. The card may be presented at the Circulation Desk when
checking out materials. We encourage all non-students who would like to check out certain
items from the library to obtain a TexShare card from their home library. We honor
the card from all state libraries in the TexShare program.
Circulating books are loaned for two weeks and may be renewed.
General Collection: The Library has a collection of over 62,000 volumes arranged by Library of Congress classification. The primary focus of the collection is to support the college's instructional program.
Special Collections: The Library has Health Sciences (HSL), located near Room 125
in the southeast corner of the main floor.
The Reference Desk is centrally located on the ground floor. The Reference Collection
is housed in the counter-height shelving in the main reading area of the Library,
and includes indexes, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, bibliographies, atlases,
and other materials for in-house use. Please ask for assistance at the Reference or
Consists of books, photocopies, loose-leaf materials, and audiovisual materials, which
are placed on reserve at the instructor's request. Unless otherwise specified, reserve
material does not circulate and these materials may not be taken from the Library.
A valid I.D. card must be left at the Circulation Desk while using Reserve materials.
Audiovisual materials are available for students to check out for one week. Among
the many resources are DVDs, and compact discs, including feature films and documentaries
on many topics.
The Library's online catalog, "WebCat", is a means of searching for materials by author,
title, subject, or keywords, and is available at http://midc.sirsi.net.
WIFI & INTERNET ACCESS
To assist students in instructional research, 12 PCs with networked printer provide full internet access adjacent to the Circulation Desk.
Network Name: MCGUEST
The Library subscribes to over 300 magazines, journals, and newspapers. Current and
bound periodicals are shelved on the northwest side of the Library. Please refer to
the Midland College Serials Holdings List for our complete holdings. Periodicals cannot
be checked out.
COPYING & SCANNING
A coin, bill, debit card, and credit card-operated photocopier is located near the
southwest stairwell on the main floor for $0.10/page. Scanning is available from hard
copies or USB flash Drives for $0.05/page.
When the book, article(s), or audiovisual material you need is already in use, you
may place a hold on the item at the Circulation Desk. You will be notified when the
material is returned and available for your use.
Interlibrary loans are available to faculty and MC students. Once located, items will
usually be available within two weeks. Please ask about this service from the Public
Services Librarian, room 120.
A book drop is located at the Circulation Desk. When the LRC is closed, books may
be returned through the outside book drop, located on the south pillar on the front
porch of the LRC.
The Library does not provide copies of textbooks selected for use in courses at Midland
College, unless the instructor has placed copies on Reserve. Course-related textbooks
must be purchased in the College Bookstore.
GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTER LAB (GPCL)
LOCATED UPSTAIRS, IN ROOM 213
Students and Community members are allowed to use the GPCL, and all must provide proper I.D. Only students are allowed to print.
Things to do in the lab: homework, check email, access Canvas and My MC Portal, write
papers, submit assignments, and other computer related tasks.
Smoking and vaping are not allowed in the library
Covered drinks, snacks and packaged/finger foods are allowed. No banquet meals, please.
Unreturned books or other materials at semester's end will result in withholding transcripts.
The mission of the LRC is to facilitate the achievement of the educational goals of Midland College students, faculty, and staff, as reflected in the institution's Mission Statement. A primary objective is to provide and maintain an organized collection of the best materials and information sources in diverse formats to support the curriculum. Staff will assist students in locating information and in becoming competent and self-sufficient users of library resources of the LRC and of other libraries.
A secondary objective is the support of faculty and staff of Midland College in providing the best possible instruction and support services for our students, both on and off campus.
The LRC serves the entire community of Midland and the service area, both student and non-student populations, as an educational conduit and information clearinghouse. It participates in library networks and consortia for resource sharing and other collaborative activities in pursuit of its mission.
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