Welcome to the Library
The MCC library is located in the Learning Resource Center. It holds over 60,000 volumes, has a strong reference collection, and subscribes to over 400 periodicals.
The library offers numerous amenities including five group study rooms, individual study carrels, computers, Wi-Fi, laser printing (b&w and color), scanning and photocopying. A magnification device for printed material is also available. The Fireside Commons is a large, contemplative space that is a designated quiet study area and features a working fireplace. The Library Garden is also available during warmer months for members of the MCC community to enjoy.
Students can seek help with research for papers or projects from one of our reference librarians. The librarians are available to assist students in formulating research strategies, searching the library’s online catalog and research databases, and using library services. The “Ask-a-Librarian” reference service allows students to connect to a librarian 24/7 wherever they are. Students can request books and articles not available at MCC through our interlibrary loan service.
Any state resident of high school age or older with valid ID is welcome to register as a borrower at MCC’s library.
Looking for a good book to read?
Find suggestions and the opportunity to join in online discussions of popular reading material from our Reading Guide »
In the Spotlight
E-Collections of the Month
Check out JobNow!, a service that provides expert resume help, real-time interview coaching and career advice. You can work one-on-one online with a tutor or job coach through JobNow and the Adult Learning Center. The library also recently subscribed to the Academic E-book package from EBSCOhost, a collection of over 115,000 e-books that can be viewed online or downloaded for offline reading! Links to both resources can be found on the 'Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Databases' page.
It's Time for Summer Reading! Borrow a Kindle from Us Today
Don’t be limited to borrowing only ten books at a time! The MCC Library now has four Kindle 3 e-readers for MCC students to check out for 2-weeks! Just apply for an MCC Library Card and you will be on your way to browsing over 200 titles, from Maya Angelou’s classic, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. You must be a registered MCC student to borrow. We hope you like the new service!
- Library Catalog
- Browse the Manchester Community College Library Catalog.
- Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Databases
- Find articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.
- Subject Guides
- Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by MCC Librarians.
- Inter-Library Loans
- A service through which books, articles and other materials may be borrowed from other libraries.
- About the Library
- Library Services
- We provide many services, including:
- Other Library Catalogs
- Browse books that can be found and borrowed at other libraries.
- Ask A Librarian 24/7
- Connect with a librarian and receive help anytime, anywhere, via the Internet.
- Research Tips
- Find information on:
Other Library Resources
- Credo Reference
- Films on Demand (FOD)
- Grove Music Online
- Naxos Music Library
- Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
For additional information, contact: Marilyn Haney