Borrowing Policies

How do I borrow library materials?

The Circulation desk is located on the upper level of the library near the library enterance. All items eligible for loan may be checked out at Circulation with an MLC or TdS identification card. MLC students, faculty, staff and local patrons are allowed to have up to 25 books, 5 audio visual, and 2 art print items on loan at a time.

How long can materials be held?

  • General Collection:21 days, 2 renewals (Children’s Literature, Bound Journals, & Curriculum Items).
  • Multimedia Collections Fiction: 7 days, 0 renewals (Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, audio cassettes, DVDs, etc).
  • Multimedia Collections NonFiction: 21 days, 0 renewals (Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, audio cassette, DVDs, etc.).
  • Materials from other Libraries: – designated by lending library (InterLibrary Loans).
  • Course Reserves: 2 hours , renewal if there are more copies on shelf. On-site use only.
  • Non-Circulating Collections: On-site use only. (Reference, Newspapers, Current Periodicals, Microformats, and Special Collections).

Will I get a notice if my books are overdue?

Yes, an email from, subject “Library Notice” will be sent to your MLC email account. A “Courtesy Notice” will appear a few days before your library items are due. An overdue notice will be sent two days after your material is due. It is important that you access your MLC email regularly to receive college and library notices.

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