Front view of the library

libraryFasken Learning Resource Center (LRC)

 

Library Hours

 

FALL SEMESTER

Monday - Thursday
8am - 10pm

Friday
8am - 5pm

Saturday
10am - 3pm

Closed Sunday

SPRING SEMESTER

Monday - Thursday
8am - 10pm

Friday
8am - 5pm

Saturday
10am - 3pm

Closed Sunday

SPRING INTERIM

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 5:30pm

Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

SUMMER SEMESTERS

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 9:30pm

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

LIBRARY WILL FOLLOW

COLLEGE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


Library Information Desk

(432) 685-4560

library@midland.edu

General Computer Lab Hours

 

FALL SEMESTER

Monday - Thursday
7:45am - 8:30pm

Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm

Saturday
10am - 2:30pm

Closed Sunday

SPRING SEMESTER

Monday - Thursday
7:45am - 8:30pm

Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm

Saturday
10am - 2:30pm

Closed Sunday

SPRING INTERIM

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 2:30pm

Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

SUMMER SEMESTERS

Monday - Thursday
8am - 8pm

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is an online database of materials held by our library principally to locate books and other materials available at the library.
 

Library Catalog

*Off campus use of eBooks may require a Username and Password. This information may be provided by your instructor or in your Canvas Student Connection course, under the General MC Student Information module.

SPEEDY SEARCH

SPEEDY SEARCH, is an online research tool created with students and researchers in mind. It can search the majority of our library resources using a single search box. SPEEDY SEARCH will search our local library catalog, EBSCO databases and GALE databases.
 

Speedy Search


OTHER DATABASES

More databases offered besides those offered in Speedy Search.
 

LIBRARY DATABASES


*Off campus use of databases may require a Username and Password. This information may be provided by your instructor or in your Canvas Student Connection course, under the General MC Student Information module.
These research tools and tutorials are provided for students and patrons to create quality research papers.
 

RESEARCH TOOLS AND TUTORIALS 

GENERAL INFORMATION


BORROWER'S CARDS 

 

Students: 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

Special Patrons: Residents of Midland County who are 18 years or older may apply for a special patron library card at the Circulation Desk. The application process takes five working days. Cards may be renewed annually in August. The card must be presented at the Circulation Desk at time of checkout of books.

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. 

LOAN PERIODS

Circulating books are loaned for two weeks and may be renewed.

BOOK COLLECTIONS

 

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 two special collections, Health Sciences (HSL) and Law. Law materials are not included in the catalog. Both collections are located near Room 125 in the southeast corner of the main floor.

Reference

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 Circulation Desks.

Reserves

The Reserve Collection, adjacent to the Reference Area, consists of books, photocopies, loose-leaf materials, and audiovisual materials which are placed on reserve at the instructor's request. These materials may not be taken from the Library except at the expressed request of the instructor. A valid I.D. card must be left at the Circulation Desk while using Reserve materials.

Media Collection

Many audiovisual materials are available for students to check out for a period of one week. Other materials are reserved for viewing in study carrels in the library. Among the many resources are DVDs, and compact discs which include both feature films and documentaries on many topics.

Computer Catalog

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.

WiFi Connection
Network Name: MCGUEST
Password: guestaccess

Periodicals

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.

Holds

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

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.

Book Returns

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.

Textbooks

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.

 

Unreturned books or other materials at semester's end will result in withholding transcripts.

 

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Mission Statement

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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