Mrs. Elizabeth Wessel

Mrs. Elizabeth Wessel

Administrative Assistant, Library

Call: 507-233-9131
email:library@mlc-wels.edu

My Library Account

Logging in for the first time:

Online Catalog

  • Information you need to set up your account:
    • Library Card Number:  The 14 digit number on your student ID card.
    • Password/Pin:  Registered users have set up their own password.
    • New Users should leave the password box blank.
    • Forgot your password/pin? Look for the reset button on the bottom of the login screen.

Managing your Account

  •  Once you’ve logged in you should now see your name in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on your name to view your account.

Your Account

  • Your account will show materials currently
    • checked out
    • materials overdue
    • holds that have been placed
      • modify holds in your account.

Renew Materials

  • Renew materials in your online account.

For more information, see our help sheets:

Renewing Library Materials

How do I renew my books?

For a variety of reasons, you might want to hang onto your materials longer than the initial 21 day checkout period. Patrons are allowed to renew books up to two additional times, for a total of 63 days. Video, DVD, CD’s, and other collection renewals vary.

Renew your materials

  1. Login on the MLC Online Catalog site. You will find the login link in the upper right corner and under Tools on the bottom of the screen.
  2. You may be asked for your name, student ID, and password.
  3. Go to your account by clicking on your name in the upper right corner.
  4. Your account will list items checked out and other information. Follow the directions on the screen.

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 the lending library (InterLibrary Loans).
  • Course Reserves: 2 hours, renewal if there are more copies on the shelf. On-site use only.
  • Non-Circulating Collections: On-site use only. (Reference, Newspapers, Current Periodicals, Microformats, and Special Collections).

See Fines & Charges

Password Information

Forgot your library account password?

Online Catalog

Click on the Login button on the top right corner of the catalog home screen.

At the bottom of the log-in form, you will see a  link to reset your password. Click on the link.

  • You will need your account number in order to reset your password.

Overdue & Damaged Materials 

Blocked Account

If overdue charges have reached $5.00, the computer will block you from checking out any library materials. When your charges have been paid, your account will be unblocked.

Contact the library with questions about your account by email or call 507-233-9131.

Overdue Items

  • Fines are charged for overdue items.
  • Borrowers’ accounts are blocked if they have fines and charges of $5.00 or more.
  • Courtesy reminders and overdue notices are sent via email.
  • After two overdue notices are sent, an item is considered lost and the borrower’s account is billed for the replacement cost of the item.
  • Lost items remain on the user’s library account until the item is returned or paid for.
  • Overdue fines and charges for lost or damaged items may be added to students’ Financial Services account with a service charge.
  • Charges for Interlibrary Loan items are determined by the lending library.
  • Questions about fines and charges can be emailed to the Library, or call 507-233-9131.

Fines & Charges

Item Overdue Charge Lost Item Charge
General collections, Children’s Literature, Curriculum, Bound Journals, .05/day per item Subject to replacement availability.
Interlibrary loans: Determined by loaning library Determined by loaning library
Course Reserves: .25/ hour per item Subject to replacement availability.
VHS tapes, DVD’s .75/ day per item Subject to replacement availability.

Lost or Damaged Library Materials

  • Borrowers are financially responsible for lost or damaged library material and/or equipment checked out on their account.
  • Borrowers can check their account status online.
  • Damaged items should be returned to the library immediately so appropriate measures can be taken to repair them.
  • Damage includes:
    • Wet or moldy books
    • Books damaged by food & beverage stains, oily or sticky residue
    • Books missing pages or covers
    • Books containing marking by pencil, ink, or highlight marker
    • Books showing tears, cuts, graffiti, or other unusual damage
  • Lost and non-repairable damaged items will be billed for the replacement cost plus a $5.00 processing fee.